White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday praised the bipartisan coronavirus relief proposal floated in the House as a potential foundation for negotiations to resume.
He said he found their proposal, which would cost up to about $2 trillion, “very, very meaningful” since it was a serious bipartisan effort to cross deeply entrenched partisan positions.
“They don’t speak for this speaker. I think she’s been very clear about that in the last 12 hours. But if it provides a foundation where there’s really a desire to do a deal, we’re encouraged by that,” Mr. Meadows told reporters Wednesday at the White House.
“I’ve had a number of conversations with Democrats on Capitol Hill, and not just the Problem Solvers caucus but a number of others. And I think there’s a growing sense that there’s still some real needs that need to be addressed. And I’ve tried to express the willingness on behalf of the White House to