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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said she and members of President Donald Trump’s administration have not yet been able to come to an agreement on the language used in an upcoming COVID-19 stimulus package, continuing the monthslong delay.

During an interview on ABC “This Week” on Sunday, Pelosi told moderator George Stephanopoulos that disagreements stem from issues related to the language used in the portion of the legislation that addresses testing and contact tracing. 

“We’re seeking clarity,” Pelosi said Sunday. “Because actually, with all due respect to some of the people in the president’s administration, they’re not legislators. So when they said ‘we are accepting the language on testing,’ for example. ‘We’re just making a light touch,’ they said. They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may,’ ‘requirements’ to ‘recommendations,’ ‘a plan’ to ‘a strategy.'” 

Pelosi said the Trump administration had removed 55% of the language originally used in portions about testing and contact tracing. 

“The tracing part is so important because communities of color have been disproportionately affected by this,” Pelosi added. “On this subject where we have an agreement, we don’t have an agreement in the language yet, but I’m hopeful.” 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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