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Pelosi Seeks ‘Major’ State Aid, Setting Up Clash With McConnell

  • Package set for vote Thursday is ‘interim’ step, speaker says
  • Now we have to go further,’ she says, with aid to governments
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Pelosi Says ‘Major’ State Aid to Be Included in Next Relief Bill
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a “major package” of aid for state and local government will be in the next stimulus legislation considered by Congress, setting up a conflict with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who is urging a slowdown in doling out federal help.

The $484 billion aid plan set for passage by the House on Thursday is an “interim” step to mitigate some of the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, Pelosi said Wednesday on Bloomberg Television.