Testing Plan A Sticking Point As Clock Ticks For COVID-19 Relief Deal

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / October 19, 2020 at 7:09 PM
Differences between House Democrats and the White House on a national pandemic testing plan emerged over the weekend as a key sticking point as the parties set a Tuesday night (Oct. 20) deadline to either reach a deal on a COVID-19 relief package or resume talks after the elections. Democrats said the testing plan should be mandatory but the White House prefers a voluntary approach, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote in a letter to lawmakers. After a frenzied back-and-forth...

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