Without a deal within 48 hours, there won’t be enough time to pass a coronavirus stimulus bill before Election Day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.
Pelosi, D-Calif., said on ABC’s “This Week” that she wanted to make a deal before Nov. 3, but there had to be a deadline so the bill could be drafted and passed in time. The House has passed a $2.2 trillion measure while the White House has offered $1.8 trillion.
“We’re saying to them, ‘We have to freeze the design on some of these things. Are we going with it or not, and what is the language?’ ” Pelosi said.
“I’m optimistic because, again, we’ve been back and forth on all of this,” she said. “Because we want to have an agreement, we can come to negotiation. And we can do it now.”
She repeated that optimism later in a letter to members of