AP Interview: Pelosi: Americans ‘worth it’ on $3T virus aid

LISA MASCARO and PADMANANDA RAMA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the stunning $3 trillion price of tag of Democrats' pandemic relief package Wednesday as what's needed to confront the "villainous virus" and economic collapse. "The American people are worth it," Pelosi told The Associated Press. In an interview with AP, Pelosi acknowledged the proposal is a starting point in negotiations with President Donald Trump and Republicans, who have flatly dismissed the coronavirus relief bill headed for a House vote. The White House immediately dismissed the proposal, which is anchored in billions to the states and cash rebates to jobless Americans, as a nonstarter. "Unserious," tweeted White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. As wary Americans
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