Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on New White House Offer on Emergency COVID Relief

December 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following joint statement on the new White House COVID relief proposal:

“While it is progress that Leader McConnell has signed off on a $916 billion offer that is based off of the bipartisan framework, the President’s proposal must not be allowed to obstruct the bipartisan Congressional talks that are underway.  Members of the House and Senate have been engaged in good-faith negotiations and continue to make progress.  The bipartisan talks are the best hope for a bipartisan solution.

“The President’s proposal starts by cutting the unemployment insurance proposal being discussed by bipartisan Members of the House and Senate from $180 billion to $40 billion.  That is unacceptable.”