Pelosi and Mnuchin brush past stimulus deadline amid hopes for a deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are “on a path” to a massive coronavirus relief deal, raising hopes that Democrats can come to a broad agreement with the White House in the coming days.Pelosi and Mnuchin plan to speak again Wednesday after a productive, 45-minute call on Tuesday afternoon. Though a deal was not reached by her self-imposed Tuesday night deadline, enough progress was made that both sides felt like talks should continue, with Washington still waiting to see whether months of negotiations between the two will culminate in a multitrillion-dollar stimulus plan just two weeks before the presidential election.”Today’s deadline enabled the Speaker and Secretary to see that decisions could be reached and language could be exchanged, demonstrating that both sides are serious about finding a compromise,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said of the Tuesday call, noting that the two sides are moving

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By Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris

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