Full statement from Speaker Pelosi here
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after a 25-minute phone conversation with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the need for another stimulus package:
“This conversation made clear that the White House continues to disregard the needs of the American people as the crisis devastates lives and livelihoods.
“Originally, House and Senate Democrats made clear we would be willing to cut a trillion dollars if the White House would add a trillion for a bill. In order to meet in the middle, we have now said we would be willing to go to $2.2 trillion to meet the needs of the American people. This is not about dollars, this is about values. These investments will not only help crush the virus, they will also help bolster the economy.
“The Administration’s continued failure to acknowledge the funding levels that experts, scientists and the American people know is needed leaves our nation at a tragic impasse.