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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office said Saturday evening that there were some “encouraging news on testing” in the latest round of discussions surrounding the next coronavirus stimulus package.

Pelosi spoke with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday evening, according to Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff at the speaker’s office.

“While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on communities of color,” Hammill tweeted.

“There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours,” Hammill continued.

The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour. While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to…(1/3)

— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) October 18, 2020

The next stimulus package remains stalled in Congress, as Democrats and Republicans continue to hammer out the details of the plan. House Democrats passed a $2.2 …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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