Pelosi Says She Opposes Slimmer COVID-19 Relief Bill

Pelosi says it's not the right time to pass the slimmed down relief bill.
Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 21, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she opposes a slimmed down coronavirus relief bill.

Earlier this week, more than 100 Democrats in the House issued a letter in favor of a bill that would reinstate the extra $600 weekly unemployment benefits.

Pelosi told PBS "NewsHour" that now was not the right time to pass the bill because it leaves out some Democratic priorities.

She says she'd want any package to also fund other initiatives, including aid for state and local governments and vote-by-mail.