Pelosi, Mnuchin stimulus call provides ‘clarity,' 'common ground’ but no deal

Pelosi and Mnuchin have called for input from committee chairs to help resolve differences

Discussions about a potential coronavirus stimulus package appeared to inch closer to a resolution Tuesday, but discussions are continuing between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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The pair spoke for about 45 minutes on Tuesday, where both sides acknowledged they are “serious” about finding common ground – although they remain at odds about a handful of select spending issues, according to a Pelosi spokesperson.

On those specific areas of disagreement, Pelosi, D-Calif., and Mnuchin have called for input from committee chairs to help resolve differences.

The pair will resume discussions on Wednesday.

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As disagreements on a potential package run deeper than top-line spending amounts and include several disparate spending priorities.

Mnuchin has pointed specifically to funding for state and local governments, which has been a point of contention for months, as one main area of disagreement.

However, both parties acknowledged that they agree on many other items.

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