Pelosi says White House must offer more COVID-19 funding for any deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House must increase its $1 trillion offer for more federal coronavirus aid if it wants to ink a deal with Congress, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of planned talks later on Thursday.

“They have to move” and “meet in the middle,” she told reporters at a news conference, adding that Democrats, who already passed a $3.4 trillion measure and floated a compromise after the White House offered a $1 trillion proposal. “We’re not budging.”

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