1. Pelosi Rejects Trump Admin's $1 Trillion Limitation for Coronavirus Relief

    Pelosi Rejects Trump Admin's $1 Trillion Limitation for Coronavirus Relief

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s calls to limit the next coronavirus relief package to $1 trillion, arguing that Congress will need to approve at least double that amount amid a surge in cases. "A trillion dollars is OK, that’s an interesting starting point. But that doesn’t come anywhere near," Pelosi said at her news conference.

    Congressional leaders, including Pelosi, are in the early stages of drafting a fifth mammoth aid bill to stave off a total collapse of the U.S. economy while infusing cash in health efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic. But Democratic and Republican leaders remain fiercely at odds over the size and scope of the package, raising questions about ...

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    1. There's obviously been a lot of stimulus put in the system over the last couple bills, and so the price tag for us would be that.
    2. Oh, it can only be a trillion dollars.
    3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in Louisville, Ky., this week that he would support relief checks going to Americans earning $40,000 a year or less — a threshold Pelosi said
    4. We do support another round of economic impact payments.
    5. As soon as the Senate gets back, we're going to sit down on a bipartisan basis with the Republicans and the Democrats and it will be our priority to make sure between the 20th and the end of the month that we pass the next legislation.