U.S. House Speaker Pelosi voices optimism about passing coronavirus aid bill

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said she was optimistic about Congress passing coronavirus relief legislation before the Nov. 3 presidential...
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"I'm optimistic. I do think that we should have an agreement," Pelosi said in a CNN interview. "That's what we all want."

The U.S. Senate on Thursday killed a Republican bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, as Democrats seeking far more funding - around $3 trillion - prevented it from advancing.

Pelosi said she was proud to see Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer "reject that terrible skinny bill to a massive problem that we have."

She did not refer to any planned negotiations with…
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