December 5, 2020

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Coronavirus economic relief deal beckons as Pelosi, Mnuchin resume talks – live

House speaker says she’s ‘optimistic’ about reaching a deal Americans ‘tired of your lies about...

8.38pm BST

A White House spokesperson said the administration’s offer on the coronavirus relief bill is now up to $1.88tr.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed for a $2.2tr package, but there are ongoing discussions between the speaker and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin about state and local funding in the bill, as well as language over liability.

President @realDonaldTrump wants to help hardworking Americans who have been harmed through no fault of their own. We continue to negotiate in good faith. #stimulus pic.twitter.com/iwGebCYNOW

8.23pm BST

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said he had a “long and serious” conversation with Dianne Feinstein, after the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee applauded chairman Lindsey Graham’s handling of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination hearings.

“I’ve had a long and serious talk with Senator Feinstein. That’s all I’m going to say about it right now,” Schumer told reporters on Capitol Hill.

Watch Sen. Schumer respond to this question: pic.twitter.com/tpKKvL8qC2

Related: ‘She represents the past’: a Senate hug symbolizes California’s Dianne Feinstein fatigue

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