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Pelosi Open to Aid for Airlines But Resists Stimulus-Checks Bill

  • Effort comes in wake of Trump ending talks on wider stimulus
  • Speaker scoffs at sending $1,200 checks without other aid
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Trump Shouldn't Walk Away From Stimulus Talks: Rep. Hill
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled openness to an airline-relief bill in a call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after President Donald Trump pulled his negotiators from broader stimulus talks.

Pelosi’s receptiveness to stand-alone legislation for airlines doesn’t appear to include other elements of what was to have been a comprehensive relief package, however. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, she rejected pressure from Trump to green-light a bill authorizing $1,200 individual stimulus checks, saying that was insufficient to address the Covid-19 challenge.