Will a stimulus bill pass before the election? Here’s where negotiations stand today


Republicans see putting pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the key to passing a stimulus bill before the Nov. 3 election, The Hill reported. After the Republican-fronted “skinny” coronavirus relief bill didn’t make it through the Senate last week, there’s a big question as to whether Congress will be able to get it done in time.

“We all want to have an agreement, but it has to be real,” Pelosi said Monday.

On Tuesday, the House Problem Solvers Caucus, which is a bipartisan group, is expected to introduce their own bill as a last-ditch effort, reportedly with a $2 trillion price tag. It would include a second stimulus check, though it isn’t considered likely to get far, Politico reported.

“I can’t predict we are going to get together here in these last two months before the election,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “I wish I could tell you we were going to get another package, but it doesn’t look that good right now.”


Though the next steps are unknown, we’ve identified at least five possible scenarios that could yet play out. This story updates often.




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