Senate Starts Long Weekend With No Deal In Sight As Corona Crisis Festers
“We might not get a deal,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told reporters on Thursday. “We’re at an impasse right now.”
The Senate is technically still in session and members have been told to be ready to return to the Capitol next week, when they were supposed to begin their August recess, in case there’s a last-minute breakthrough. But at this point, both sides are extremely pessimistic about a deal happening.
A three-hour meeting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Thursday evening yielded no measurable progress, deepening a stalemate with no end in sight.
“We’re very far apart. …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]