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Pelosi on the coronavirus stimulus price tag she's willing to settle - for: '$3.4 trillion'

Posted: Aug 8th, 2020 - 5:36 am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she still wants a sweeping stimulus deal this week -- but she made it clear she is not budging on the price tag put forward by House Democrats, reflecting how far apart the two sides are despite days of talks.

Asked if she has an idea on the price tag she's willing to settle for, Pelosi told CNN bluntly: "Yeah, $3.4 trillion." That price tag has been rejected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last week put forward the Senate GOP plan that would cost roughly $1 trillion and has attacked House Democrats' $3 trillion-plus bill that passed their chamber more than two months ago. And even some centrist House and Senate Democrats are squeamish about backing such an eye-popping price tag proposed by the speaker.

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