Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters during her weekly news conference in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
By Kipp Jones
Published October 10, 2020 at 11:44am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned down an offer from the White House regarding a new coronavirus stimulus package on Saturday.
The California Democrat referred to the $1.8 trillion offer as “insufficient.”
Democrats have sought for months to pass $2.2 trillion or more in new aid, though critics say they are seeking economic bailout funds for Democrat-run states, as well as other wishlist items for the party.
Meanwhile, Republicans have sought a targeted relief package aimed directly at easing the burden on financially struggling Americans.
Talks between the two sides have stalled since May, and on Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered his representatives to stop negotiating with Pelosi and House Democrats