The fate of the next coronavirus relief bill remains up in the air. After meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced they “did not make any progress.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed the latest coronavirus relief package is still up in the air. Pelosi explained the legislation will focus on the damage done by the pandemic, but reiterated lawmakers need to focus more on defeating the virus first.
White House officials met with top Democrats as part of ongoing negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday.
Nancy Pelosi has defended including cannabis deregulation in a proposal for the next coronavirus relief bill. The House speaker’s comments came after a reporter questioned the relevance of the measure to coronavirus relief efforts.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has confirmed the coming coronavirus relief bill will include a round of $1,200 stimulus checks. During a recent interview, Kudlow revealed several details of Senate Republicans’ latest legislation, which has been backed by the White House.
Nancy Pelosi has signed a bill that will provide funding to America’s national parks and monuments. On Thursday, the House speaker endorsed the legislation, which she said will advance environmental justice and create good jobs.