Both Sides at Impasse on Relief Bill, House Speaker Says

“We’re not budging,” from $2.2T price tag, Pelosi said.

Any effort to resume talks between White House officials and top lawmakers are “fruitless” until the White House agrees to a $2.2 trillion price tag, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

She said that all talks on the stimulus effort had collapsed and both sides remain at a “tragic impasse.”

“We have said again and again that we are willing to come down, meet them in the middle—that would be $2.2 trillion,” she told reporters. “When they’re ready to do that, we’ll be ready to discuss and negotiate. I did not get that impression on that call,” she said, referencing a conversation she had with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

For his part, Meadows said he is not optimistic about reaching a new coronavirus relief deal before the end of September, predicting the House Speaker will use the government funding cliff at the end of next month as leverage to strike a deal on pandemic aid.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congress and the White House as they negotiate the details of the next relief bill.
  • For those who are not employed whose aid has run out .
  • That God would bring unity into the process to craft beneficial legislation.

Sources: Politico, Fox News


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