White House pushes narrow virus aid; Pelosi blasts GOP delay
July 26, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday assailed Republican "disarray" over a new pandemic relief package as the White House suggested a narrower effort might be necessary, at least for now.
The California Democrat panned the Trump administration's desire to trim an expiring temporary federal unemployment benefit from $600 weekly to about 70% of pre-pandemic wages. "The reason we had $600 was its simplicity," she said from the Capitol.
The administration's chief negotiators — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — were returning...