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Pelosi says stimulus deal must be agreed to within 48 hours or package won’t pass before Election Day


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is giving the Trump administration a 48-hour window to reach an agreement on stimulus before election day. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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The difference between the legislative meaning of the words “shall” and “may” are what’s keeping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from signing off on the stimulus package she has spent months negotiating with Republicans .

“When you say ‘may’ you’re giving the president a slush fund. He may do this, he may grant, he may withhold. When you say ‘shall,’…


Pelosi sets 48-hour deadline to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before election

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