House Democrats said Tuesday they plan to stay in session until a new coronavirus relief deal is reached with the White House.
“We expect to be here as long as it takes to get something done on behalf of the American people,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, New York Democrat, said. “The Caucus remains unified, committed to get something done that’s meaningful and to remaining in town as long as it takes for that to happen.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, first told her members Tuesday morning on a conference-wide call, according to sources on the call.
Rank-and-file Democrats have called for additional House votes on coronavirus legislation for weeks now, although Mrs. Pelosi has resisted those calls as she doesn’t want to take a slimmed-down approach.
Democrats, who passed their $3 trillion package back in May, have put the blame on Republicans for the lack of movement on a deal, arguing they’ve only put forward unserious