from Zero Hedge
Stimulus negotiations are set to spill over into the weekend, as Capitol Hill negotiations continue to hit last-minute stumbling blocks over a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus relief package ahead of a Friday deadline, according to Politico. Top congressional aides and White House officials add that if a deal isn’t reached, they will need to pass another short-term (24-48 hour) spending measure to avoid another government shutdown on Friday evening.
While Congressional leaders continue to talk about ‘progress’, they have not publicly announced an impending deal – which, if isn’t announced on Thursday – allowing a day to draft – won’t get passed by the Friday deadline.
“I’m hopeful, and I talked to the speaker this morning. She thinks we’re making real progress,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) in a Thursday morning appearance on MSNBC. “Hopefully, we will get to an agreement today.”