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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that ”while it is progress that Leader McConnell has signed off on a $916 billion offer based on the bipartisan framework, the President’s proposal, which cuts unemployment insurance by $140 billion compared to the framework, is unacceptable.”

In a joint statement, the Senate Democratic Leader Schumer and Pelosi say that McConnell agreeing with White House’s $916 billion covid relief offer is progress, but bipartisan talks are the best hope for a solution.