In a 36-minute call on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Munuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged that they wanted to avoid a government shutdown and seek a “clean” stop-cap funding program without external action. .
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Both parties have their own definition of what a “clean” financial measure should be – so the topic will be subject to adequate negotiation.
Sources familiar with the matter told CNN that Democrat leaders were discussing a series of resolutions that would expire in mid-March. This will allow President Biden and the Senate Democrats to play a key role in the next round of government funding as soon as they take office, considering their party to win this fall.
But a senior Democratic aide told CNN that the party leadership had not held in-depth discussions on the length of the suspension measures and that “no decision had been made”.
Negotiations on fiscal law have not yet begun in earnest as the two sides are still struggling on an incentive plan. Pelosi proposed lowering the price index for a new stimulus plan to $ 2.2 trillion – but it was rejected by White House and GOP leaders.
With the completion of the GOP-inspired project stalls in the Senate, will negotiations on government funding intensify and will focus on the length of action to stop it, and should it include economic relief such as unemployment benefits, aid to schools and rental assistance? For persons facing eviction – or if it should be free from any material.
Both sides said they did not want to close the government.
“House Democrats are in for a clear continuing resolution,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hummel said Thursday.
But both sides clearly agree that it is not clear what an agreement will look like and that negotiations will be tough.
Asked before the Senate adjourned the August recess if he was concerned about the government’s strike in the fall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN.