Pushing Republicans to provide details of their proposals for the next COVID-19 rescue package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists the GOP is "in disarray and their disarray is causing great, great damage to America's working families." (July 24)
NANCY PELOSI: When we had our offer, they'd make their offer. Now two months and an 8-10 days have gone by, and where are they? And where is their offer, which earlier this week they said we would see in 24-48 hours? They're in disarray. And their disarray is causing great, great damage to America's working families.
--say this. We had food stamps in there, and they were like, what? You want more money for food stamps? We have housing in there. What? You want money for housing? We have this benefit in there.
There is-- I would be very much averse to separating this out and lose all leverage for all meeting all of the other needs. It's a fraudulent tactic and, with all due respect to you, an unworthy question when it comes to meeting the needs of America's working families.
This is deadly serious. A house is burning down, in terms of the economic security of America's families, and these people are fiddling wherever they may be this weekend.
So when you talk about, well, they want to do a trillion dollars, so how can we do $600 for those in the most need when they got other things they want to do? That's why Chuck and I-- the distinguished leader and I said to them, put your bill on paper.
Put your bill on paper, and then we'll see what you have included and what you have left out. And then the American people will see what you have included and what you have left out.