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.
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