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Pelosi says infrastructure may have to wait past fourth coronavirus bill

Pelosi says infrastructure may have to wait past fourth coronavirus bill
By Haley Byrd and Manu Raju, CNN
Updated 1:29 PM ET, Fri April 3, 2020

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democrats could put on hold a host of their infrastructure priorities and instead advance a new stimulus measure that mirrors the historic $2.2 trillion stimulus package President Donald Trump signed into law last week.

Her comments signal Democrats' willingness to collaborate on emergency legislation yet again — even if it doesn't include some of their key priorities. Congressional Republicans have resisted moving forward with Democratic proposals for a fourth coronavirus package, but the White House is now signaling it could be open to supporting a targeted bill that would extend the emergency provisions enacted in the third response measure.

"We've had three bills that have been bipartisan. I think right now we need a fourth bipartisan bill. And I think the bill could be very much like the bill we just passed," Pelosi said during an interview on CNBC. She specified that she would want to see more money for state and local governments, small businesses, more direct payments to individuals, and extensions of some of the other provisions in the recently-enacted $2.2 trillion stimulus bill... FULL ARTICLE

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1. Kita Seatle wrote:
It's good to see that the often polarized parties are working together on something!

It's like "yes, we agree that roads are a good thing."

Time to celebrate the agreement!

Thu, April 30, 2020 @ 9:58 PM

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