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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday of rejecting Republicans' latest compromise of a $1.3 trillion coronavirus aid package that would include enhanced unemployment insurance and help for small businesses.
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"We brought up the number. I had a conversation with Speaker Pelosi. And even on her $2.2 trillion counteroffer she can’t tell the American people nor me what is in that," Meadows said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "She puts forth a number, suggests that she came down, and yet she's willing to turn down $1.3 trillion of help that goes to the American people because she would rather them have nothing than to give way on what her fantasy might be."
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The $1.3 trillion package would also include funding for schools, childcare and hospitals "at levels [Pelosi] would agree with," Meadows said.
The number marks a concession on behalf of the White House, which had originally supported a relief package with a price tag closer to $1 trillion – with some Republicans even discussing a $500 billion plan.