Pelosi: Covid-19 relief bill hinges on next 48 hours

The months of back-and-forth talks between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver a coronavirus relief bill before the Nov. 3 election may have come down to the final 48 hours.Pelosi indicated Sunday that the White House has less than two days to finalize a deal with Democrats to have any chance of muscling through a trillion-dollar-plus bill before the election. The California Democrat said she remained “hopeful” after a lengthy call with Mnuchin on Saturday night. The two plan to speak again Monday. But Pelosi added that the fate of the aid “depends on the administration.”“Are we going with it, or not? And what is the language?” Pelosi said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Asked about the timeframe later on Sunday, Pelosi’s office clarified that an agreement would need to be clinched by Tuesday night. If not, a bill would need to be pushed

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