House Speaker the speaking on Bloomberg television

  • Working out details on stopgap funding bill
  • Hopes to have stopgap today, bring to floor next week
  • Still negotiating the duration of stopgap funding
  • Says staying at $2.2 trillion stimulus package (not coming down to the $1.5 trillion being bantered about by the GOP
  • Pelosi highlights Fed's comment that the US needs more fiscal stimulus
  • Something is not necessarily better than nothing on aid
  • State and local aid is critical (Dem asking for $900B while White House is in the $100 to $200B range)
  • Stimulus needs are only growing amid pandemic