Pelosi Statement on White House Guidelines for Reopening America

April 16, 2020
Press Release

San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the White House’s new guidelines for reopening the country:

“Testing is the key to opening our country to resume our lives.  The White House’s vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the President’s failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing.

“The President’s continued insistence on moving forward without testing, contact tracing, demographic data collection and a respect for science and the facts risks further death and economic disaster.

“On March 4th, the House passed our first bipartisan coronavirus response bill focusing on testing, testing, testing.  Six weeks later, we still do not have adequate testing.  Sadly, the President continues his assault on the truth and says that we have more testing than any other country, when just one percent of Americans have been tested.

“For the good of the lives and livelihoods of the American people, we must insist on the truth.”