House approves $2.2T Covid relief measure

October 1, 2020

This evening, the House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief measure in the Democrats’ latest bid to pressure Republicans into a massive bipartisan deal before the election.  Less than 24 hours ago, House leaders had opted to wait before passing its’ bill, in hopes there would be a three way deal on a new relief package.

The bill was approved almost entirely along party lines.Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have spent all week trying to negotiate an agreement, but  earlier this evening media outlets began reporting talks between the two sides had stalled.

Without a breakthrough, no aid bill is expected to be signed into law before the Nov. 3 election.  It’s our understanding that unless something changes tomorrow or (latest) over the weekend, rank and file lawmakers will depart Washington, headed back home until after Election Day.  (Source:  Politico)

Stay tuned.