Stimulus deal signed by President Trump before election increasingly unlikely as time runs out

Hopes for a stimulus deal before the election are fading fast.

While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are “just about there” on a package worth between $1.9 and $2.2 trillion, it may be too late for a bill to get through all the government hoops before November 3, experts said.

“If a deal is reached, I still think the likely outcome is we’re not going to have words on paper that pass the House,” Mark Harkins, a former congressional staffer and senior fellow at Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute told Yahoo Money. “If we do have words on paper that passed the House, I think it’s very likely that McConnell is not going to bring it up.”

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