REPORT: McConnell Gets Trump’s Compliance

WASHINGTON — President Trump is ready to sign a new, slimmed-down COVID-19 relief bill from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speculated Wednesday, as Congress remained gridlocked on another round of aid.

“The president will sign the McConnell proposal that he put forward yesterday, and we look forward to making progress on that,” Mnuchin told reporters as he walked into a House committee hearing on his department’s response to the pandemic.

Mnuchin would not comment on the outcome of his brief phone call with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday but suggested that a new $908 billion bipartisan stimulus proposal seeking to end the California Democrat’s all-or-nothing strategy was also on the table.

There are currently three paths to more relief: McConnell’s plan, the bipartisan proposal from frustrated lawmakers, and the omnibus still being hammered out by Pelosi and Mnuchin.

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