Pelosi: Trump hasn't endorsed House coronavirus response measure

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat GOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the Trump administration has not endorsed sweeping legislation to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, a bill headed to the House floor later in the day.

“We have had ongoing conversations about it. We will be bringing the bill to the floor,” she said as she left a briefing with public health officials in the Capitol basement. “We’ve given a good deal of time for them to review the package, and we’ll go from there.”

Pelosi has been in talks for days with Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinSuspect in Khashoggi murder arrested The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to tackle omicron risks with new travel rules Mnuchin and McConnell discuss debt limit during brief meeting MORE in search of a bipartisan deal that could pass through both chambers of Congress.


The Democrats released their proposal late Wednesday, but it remains unclear if Republicans in the White House or on Capitol Hill will jump on board.

Pelosi said the question about bipartisan support is “premature” given that the House bill was unveiled less than 12 hours ago. The House will charge forward regardless of the Republicans’ position, she said.

“We’re bringing the bill to the floor,” she emphasized.

A Pelosi aide, Drew Hammill, tweeted that the Speaker and Mnuchin spoke early Thursday about language recommendations from the administration for the measure.

Both the House and Senate are scheduled to leave Washington for a weeklong recess.

--This report was updated at 9:15 a.m.