Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support
By Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke Thursday amid growing momentum for a targeted coronavirus relief deal, illustrating how Congress has snapped into action amid a surge in new cases and deaths.
They also discussed reaching a deal on a spending bill to avert a government shutdown on Dec. 11.
“We had a good conversation,” McConnell said after his discussion with Pelosi. “I think we’re both interested in getting an outcome, both on the [spending bill] and on a coronavirus package.”