Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has received a commitment from House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a second $1,200 stimulus payment towards American taxpayers, contingent on a broader deal with the Democratic majority in the House.
Oh boy twitter. Mnuchin just now on talks with Pelosi: "We have reached an agreement that if there is a deal there will be direct payments" — meaning the $1,200 stimulus checks. Still need the deal tho!
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) September 30, 2020
With an agreement on direct payments to taxpayers reached, Democrats are now holding up a second TrumpBux payment in an attempt to secure bailout pork for encumbered state and city governments. Republicans have already proposed two different stimulus packages, but the Democrats have shot down both, insisting upon a whopping $3.4 trillion package. Republicans upped the ante to a $1.4 trillion package after their first plan was rejected, but it’s still not enough for the Democrats.
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