Chamber member Pelosi says she is against smaller coronavirus relief evidence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks through video format during the Virtual Democratic National Convention as nationwide participants host video clips from the convention’s originally scheduled site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US August 19, 2020 2020 Democratic National Convention / Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday that it was not the time for the House to pass a bill on coronavirus after more than 100 House Democrats called on its leaders to provide improved unemployment benefits. .

“I do not think it’s strategic where we should go right now because Republicans want to pass such a thing on and forget about ‘other Democratic priorities,'” Pelosi said in an interview on the NewsHour program. PBS.

Pelosi said they also want any legislation to include state and local government assistance, food aid for children, voice-mail funding and other initiatives.

On Tuesday, more than 100 Democrats in the House of Representatives issued a letter urging the Pelosi to abstain on a bill to reinstate the $ 600-a-week unemployment benefits until the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Asked about the letter, Pelosi said: “I do not think the timing is right for us to do it right now.”

Report by Eric Beech; Edited by Mohammad Zargham and Cynthia Osterman

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