White House chief of staff Mark Meadows suggested that if a new deal isn’t reached by Friday on a congressional coronavirus relief package then a bill likely won’t get passed.
“I think at this point we’re either going to get serious about negotiating and get an agreement in principle or I’ve become extremely doubtful that we’ll be able to make a deal if it goes well beyond Friday,” Meadows said.
“We’ve been spending so much time together that if you’re not making progress, there’s no sense to continue,” Meadows said.
This development followed a closed-door lunch between Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Negotiators have set a deadline for Friday for an agreement in principle for the next coronavirus stimulus package.
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