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Pelosi Call With Meadows Yields No Breakthrough on Stimulus (1)

Aug. 27, 2020, 8:05 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talked for the first time in three weeks Thursday about the stalemate on a new pandemic relief bill without making any breakthrough to put negotiations back on track.

Pelosi said Democrats are continuing to insist on their demand that the White House and congressional Republicans double their offer on a stimulus package for an economy still reeling from high unemployment and business closures spurred by the pandemic.

“When they are ready to do that, we will be ready to negotiate and discuss the particulars,” Pelosi told reporters after ...