Friday, October 2, 2020

McConnell on Pandemic Relief Deal: ‘We Are Very, Very Far Apart’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said it appears unlikely another COVID-19 relief deal will be reached in the near future, saying that Republicans and Democrats are “very far part” on spending.

“I think it’s safe to say we’re far apart,” McConnell told reporters Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met to make a deal. “We are very, very far apart,” he added.

Mnuchin and Pelosi have both expressed optimism this week about the prospect of coming to a new deal.


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