Pelosi vows to keep House in session after Dems spike Senate COVID relief deal

Pelosi vows to keep House in session after Dems spike Senate COVID relief deal


WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday vowed to keep the House in session until a deal is reached on COVID relief — after her own Democrats blocked a $650 billion package offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Pressure is mounting on lawmakers to pass desperately needed relief for American families, including another round of $1,200 checks, with 60 million people filing jobless claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have to stay here until we have a bill,” Pelosi told lawmakers on a Tuesday morning House Democratic Caucus conference call, according to multiple reports.

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The current session is due to end on Oct. 2, allowing members to campaign in their districts ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer clarified that Congressional leadership would stay in town and members would only be called back if a deal was reached.

But aides on both sides of the aisle told The Post they were pessimistic any compromise would

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