Pelosi: White House must agree to more COVID-19 aid for talks to resume – Reuters Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House must agree to spend more money on coronavirus aid during a phone call slated for Thursday afternoon, if talks aimed at a deal on new legislation are to move forward. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about stalled…

Pelosi: White House must agree to more COVID-19 aid for talks to resume – Reuters Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House must agree to spend more money on coronavirus aid during a phone call slated for Thursday afternoon, if talks aimed at a deal on new legislation are to move forward. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about stalled congressional talks with the Trump administration on the latest coronavirus relief during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Sarah SilbigerPelosi was to talk about coronavirus relief with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows by phone at 2:30 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT), the first chance in weeks to revive stalled COVID-19 aid negotiations. But Congress’s top Democrat told reporters it will be a short conversation unless Meadows says the Trump administration is willing to agree to a higher aid figure than the $1 trillion initially proposed by the White House and Senate Republicans. “Are you willing to meet in the middle? If so, we can have a conversation. If not, I’ve retu
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