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Pelosi Says Republicans Lack Votes to Extend $600 Aid Boost

July 31, 2020, 3:52 PM

“They don’t have the votes for $600” on the Republican side, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says to reporters following report that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows had offered to extend the $600/week supplemental federal unemployment benefits for four months.

  • Pelosi says not to trust idea that Republicans want $600 level for jobless aid, and Senate GOP doesn’t have 51 votes for even a $200/week supplemental unemployment boost
  • NOTE: The $600/week supplemental benefit is set to expire today
    • Pelosi says only reason to agree to one week extension of the benefit would be if lawmakers were “on a path”...

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