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Politics Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing

23:00  27 march  2020
23:00  27 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Pelosi urges Trump to tap emergency war powers immediately

  Pelosi urges Trump to tap emergency war powers immediately Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Trump to use emergency war powers he invoked just a day earlier to immediately press industry to accelerate production of medical supplies."Right now, shortages of critical medical and personal protective equipment are harming our ability to fight the coronavirus epidemic, endangering frontline workers and making it harder to care for those who fall ill," Pelosi said in a statement.

Trump has promised to sign the bill quickly, as The House passed a trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, sending the unprecedented On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the bill "as mitigation" of the disease' s destruction, predicting there would be more plans to aid "recovery."

President Donald Trump signed the bill into law just a few hours after it passed through the upper chamber, according to the White House . The bill provides free Covid-19 coronavirus testing for all who need it, as well as paid emergency leave for those who are infected or caring for a family member

President Trump on Friday declined to invite Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the White House ceremony where he planned to sign the historic $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package passed earlier in the day by the House, aides said.

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi are posing for a picture: Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing © Getty Images Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing

Friday's snub marked just the latest in a long-running feud between the Republican president and the Democratic Speaker of the House.

In fact, aides said, the Republican president and Democratic Speaker have not spoken to each other since Oct. 16, when Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) walked out of a meeting with Trump after he reportedly insulted her as a "third-rate politician."

A White House spokesman had no comment.

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Clyburn: Congressional committee on coronavirus response 'not about the president' .
Democratic South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday for forming a congressional committee to examine the federal response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. © Provided by Washington Examiner The committee, which will be chaired by Clyburn, will "assure that the taxpayers' dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief, and benefit our economy,” Pelosi said this week. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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