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Speaker Pelosi snaps at CNN over COVID stimulus impasse

Speaker Pelosi snaps at CNN over COVID stimulus impasse”

Republicans have tried to push through smaller individual bills, but Pelosi said Democrats would only support the measures, including one targeting airlines, in the context of a comprehensive package.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday refused to bring a possible $1.8 trillion or more COVID-19 stimulus agreement between the Trump administration and House Democrats to the Senate floor. The law is facing a new challenge in a November 10 Supreme Court hearing, by which time Barrett could hold a seat on the nine-member court. She now is a federal appellate court judge whose lifetime Supreme Court appointment by President Donald Trump would give conservatives a distinct 6-3 ideological advantage on the high court, likely affecting the outcome of US legal disputes for decades.

Now, it's up to voters to answer their questions.

The two candidates have different stances on many issues.

"A judge needs to have an open mind, every step of the way", Barrett told senators. "If we don't get it before the election, we'll get it after", McConnell said in Marion, Kentucky.

The debate between U.S. Sen.

Trump, who is running for reelection in the vote next month, told Fox Business Network he has already directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to put a bigger stimulus offer on the table, saying additional money would go to help US workers.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington on October 8, 2020.

"Barrett, a devout Catholic, has told the Judiciary Committee that she wouldn't let her personal and religious views determine how she would decide cases". Go big or go home, I said it yesterday. "I'll follow the law".

"His one job is to help America through this crisis right now in passing legislation to keep our economy afloat so that people can make ends meet", she said.

McGrath said there should be no vote on filling a Supreme Court vacancy so close to the election, and criticized what she saw as McConnell's inconsistency on the matter. Trump is trying to win a second four-year term in the White House and faces Democratic former vice president Joe Biden.

"Pelosi suggests that she has the leverage in negotiations with Mnuchin since President Trump seems anxious for a big pre-election deal", said Sarah Binder, a political science professor at George Washington University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The speaker also reiterated a view from earlier this week, that her side has maximum leverage in the negotiations, another call participant said. Democrats sought to postpone filling the seat left vacant by the death last month of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, arguing the victor of the election should fill it.



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