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Pelosi dismisses Trump coronavirus stimulus offer


US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, leaves after her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2020.

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Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate expressed opposition Saturday to President Donald Trump’s $1.8 trillion coronavirus stimulus offer, further complicating a week of confusing negotiations and dimming hopes for a deal before Election Day.

The White House’s offer nearly doubles the original proposal from Republicans when talks began in late summer but is about $400 billion less than the $2.2 trillion bill Democrats previously passed, leaving party leaders in Congress on…


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