House Delays Vote on $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill to Allow More Time for Talks

Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin fail to reach a coronavirus stimulus deal after meeting on Wednesday.

by Jacob Pramuk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to strike a coronavirus stimulus deal during a more than 90-minute meeting Wednesday.

The pair will continue discussions as they try to craft an elusive fifth relief package that could pass both chambers of Congress, the California Democrat said in a statement. House Democrats initially aimed to pass their roughly $2.2 trillion rescue legislation Wednesday night, but called off the vote until at least Thursday to allow more time for bipartisan talks.

Approving the bill would be a largely symbolic action as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already opposed it.

The House speaker said she and Mnuchin had an “extensive conversation” and “found areas where we are seeking further clarification.”

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