Congressional leaders have had little interaction between themselves or the White House in more than a month of coronavirus conversations. And McConnell did not seem inclined to put Mr Collins` multi-party proposal to a vote, preferring his GOP-centric approach. A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday presented a proposal to help coronavirus worth about $908 billion to break a months-long partisan stalemate amid the ongoing pandemic of federal emergency aid to the U.S. economy. The multi-party proposal was presented Tuesday morning by Manchin, Romney, Collins, Cassidy, Murkowski and Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N. H),Angus King (I-Maine) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) as well as members of the Resolvers Caucus Chamber. Irrespective of that, other senators have had cross-party discussions on a solution. The majority leader acknowledged that everything they are talking about has to go through Parliament.
He suggested that the $908 billion package promoted by the all-party group would probably not be the final deal, and he said that “we just don`t have time to waste time.” He added that the current government is in place at the moment, and he said, “I think the way you make a law is certain that you know you have a presidential signature.” GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was concerned about the $900 billion figure. But he did not rule out that a government funding bill, which multi-party lawmakers want to put on the ground this month, could be put in place for a stimulus package. But even when their private discussions continued, there was little evidence of an agreement. Pelosi said “we go back and forth with our newspaper and our conversation,” but ruled out the possibility of reaching an agreement by the end of the day. House Republicans and White House officials said Pelosi was not ready to compromise and had proposed a measure that was too expensive and filled with unrelated items. Just hours after a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers unveiled a $908 billion legal framework to break a months-long standoff in a new round of pandemic assistance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he was talking to administration officials about a separate coronavirus law that President Trump would sign. A bipartisan congressional group on Tuesday reached a broad compromise on coronavirus, which made a major breakthrough after months of aborted negotiations. And spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi resumed talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after they disintegated before the November election. As negotiations between management and the administration drew to a close, senators from both parties worked for weeks on a proposal to break the blockade.