Talks between Democrats and Republicans for a massive funding package to combat the impact of coronavirus have stalled, as lawmakers spar over issues like worker protections and funding for states battling the crisis.
“From my standpoint, we’re apart,” House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters earlier Sunday.
A Senate procedural vote on the bill originally scheduled for 3 p.m. ET Sunday has been moved to 6 p.m. President Donald Trump said he would hold a press conference at 5 p.m.
Efforts to forge a deal and pass the bill took on added urgency as several members of Congress, including GOP Sen. Rand Paul, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Congressional aides said that pressure to come to a deal quickly could force the two parties to come to a resolution sooner rather than later.
Senate Republicans last week rolled out a roughly $1 trillion proposal after working closely with the administration, in a bid to slow the potentially catastrophic impact of the coronavirus on the…