WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that there is "momentum" on Capitol Hill to reach a deal on coronavirus relief, further optimism that legislation could be approved before the end of the year.
The deal would provide for augmented unemployment payments through March but would not send another round of checks to the nation.
That means lawmakers negotiating another round of aid are working on a tight deadline after months of deadlocked negotiations.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., voiced their support for a $908 billion bipartisan proposal presented by members of the Senate and House on Tuesday.
"We had some not to good news on the jobs front that further necessitates our taking action to crush the virus," Pelosi said.
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