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Will Congress Deliver on COVID-19 Stimulus? 'Help is on the Way,' Says Pelosi



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A bullish House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Wednesday that a bipartisan deal on coronavirus relief is imminent, vowing that Congress will deliver another massive round of emergency aid either before Election Day or a short time later.
“There will be a bill. It’s a question of is it in time to pay the November rent, which is my goal? Or is it going to be shortly thereafter, and retroactive?” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
Pelosi on Wednesday acknowledged the Senate opposition, but said Democrats can overcome the Republican defiance by leaning on President Trump’s entreaties to “go big” before the election. If that doesn’t work, she said Congress would act quickly in the lame-duck session to secure more relief — and compensate for the time gap by making the benefits retroactive.
“I’m optimistic, because even with what Mitch McConnell says, ‘We don’t want to do it before the election,’ … let’s keep working so that we can do it after the election,” Pelosi said.
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