McConnell Says, ‘Let’s Get this Done’; Markets React to Likely Stimulus Deal

Democrats and Republicans Are Moving Close To Making A Covid Stimulus Deal Including Checks

by MPeriod

Posted 3 years ago

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked about the possibility of a stimulus deal passing before Congress breaks for the holidays. “So let’s get this done,” he told the Senate.

McConnell also told reporters that the group at the Congressional Leadership Meeting, which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, along with McConnell, was “making significant progress.” He said, “I’m optimistic that we’re going to be able to complete an understanding some time soon.”

The long-delayed measure was coming together as Capitol Hill combatants finally fashioned difficult compromises, often at the expense of more ambitious Democratic wishes for the legislation, to complete the second major relief package of the pandemic.

A hoped-for announcement Wednesday failed to materialize as lawmakers across the spectrum hammered out details of the sprawling legislation and top negotiators continued to trade offers. But lawmakers briefed on the outlines of the aid bill freely shared them.

The deal is expected to include additional help to businesses, $300 per week jobless checks, and $600 stimulus payments to most Americans. But there was no deal quite yet.

Topic: Politics

Tags: Covid-19 Stimulus

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