Pelosi Statement on GOP COVID-19 Proposal

July 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the GOP COVID-19 proposal:

“Ten weeks ago, Democrats passed The Heroes Act, which contains the solution to defeating the virus and safely reopening the country: supporting our heroes, crushing the virus and putting money in Americans’ pockets. 

“But for ten weeks, the Senate GOP has said just ‘pause.’  Once again, they have delayed releasing their plan.  Children are hungry, families cannot pay the rent, unemployment is expiring and the Republicans want to pause again and go piecemeal. 

“We have stood ready to negotiate for more than two months.  Unfortunately, it still remains unclear if Republicans will produce a proposal today.  I call upon the Republican leadership of the House and Senate and representatives of the President to come to the Speaker’s Office and join Leader Schumer and me within a half an hour of releasing their plan today to negotiate and get the job done.  If Republicans care about working families, this won’t take long.  Time is running out.  Congress cannot go home without an agreement.”