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Pelosi Opens Door to Virus Aid in Spending Plan as Omicron Rages

  • Suggests additional funds could be included in appropriations
  • Child tax credit is a separate matter, House speaker says
Nancy Pelosi
Nancy PelosiPhotographer: Al Drago/The New York Times/Bloomberg

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there’s an “opportunity” to add federal coronavirus relief aid to a package of legislation funding the government as a February deadline looms. 

“It is clear from the opportunity that is there and the challenge that is there,” Pelosi said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that President Joe Biden’s administration “has not made a formal request for more funding.”