Mitch McConnell announces vote on narrow stimulus measure as deal remains elusive

Pelosi has already rejected Mnuchin’s offer as completely inadequate, criticism she repeated Tuesday in a letter to House Democrats where she wrote, “Tragically, the Trump proposal falls significantly short of what this pandemic and deep recession demand.”

“A fly on the wall or wherever else it might land in the Oval Office tells me that the President only wants his name on a check to go out before Election Day and for the market to go up,” Pelosi wrote. “The American people want us to have an agreement to protect lives, livelihoods and the life of our American Democracy. Democrats are determined to do so!”

Pelosi later convened a conference call with House Democrats where she and her top committee chairs took turns criticizing the proposal, according to several people on the call who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss it.

The developments reinforced the vanishing prospects for any

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