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GOP Leaders Cite Progress in Talks With Pelosi: Congress Update

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s two rounds of meetings with bipartisan congressional leaders made progress towards a deal on Covid-19 relief and funding the government into 2021, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

McConnell told reporters late Tuesday, “I’m optimistic that we’re gonna be able to complete an understanding sometime soon,” after a late-night negotiating session Tuesday with Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and McCarthy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin participated in talks with the group by phone. McCarthy similarly said, “there’s a possibility of getting it done.”