Pelosi: Democrats willing to cut COVID-19 bill in half to get a deal

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress are willing to cut their coronavirus relief bill in half to get an agreement on new legislation with the White House and Republicans. "We have to try to come to that agreement now," Pelosi said in an online interview with Politico. The Democratic-led House passed legislation with over $3 trillion in relief in May. This month, Democrats offered to reduce that sum by $1 trillion, but the White House rejected it.

Pelosi: Democrats willing to cut COVID-19 bill in half to get a deal

Pelosi: Democrats willing to cut COVID-19 bill in half to get a dealU.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress are willing to cut their coronavirus relief bill in half to get an agreement on new legislation with the White House and Republicans. "We have to try to come to that agreement now," Pelosi said in an online interview with Politico. The Democratic-led House passed legislation with over $3 trillion in relief in May. This month, Democrats offered to reduce that sum by $1 trillion, but the White House rejected it.