Pelosi and Mnuchin Agree to Keep Government Funded

Stop-gap measure will avert October 1 shutdown.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have informally agreed to keep a stop-gap government-wide funding bill free of controversy or conflict. The measure is needed to avert a shutdown at the end of the month when funding expires.

Their agreement, despite ongoing battles over COVID-19 relief, sidesteps the potential for a drama ahead of the November election.

“House Democrats are for a clean continuing resolution,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill, referring to the stopgap bill. The definition of “clean” tends to vary among those steeped in Capitol Hill jargon, but it would not necessarily rule out noncontroversial add-ons like routine extensions of programs like federal flood insurance or authority to spend money for highway programs. Some lawmakers are sure to seek substantive legislation and even COVID-related items if consensus could somehow evolve.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the negotiators on additional coronavirus relief to find agreement that would give further stimulus to the economy.
  • With thanksgiving for the avoidance of a government shutdown ahead of the November 3 election.

Sources: Newsmax, The Hill 


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