MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:23:55 +0000 Pelosi hopes McConnell's 'pause' on virus aid ends http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/eaa8abe2650846e0b034a00e54ada8bf As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the holiday will also be marked "with great pain" over the lives lost to coronavirus and urged Republicans to pass bipartisan relief aid. (Nov. 20) eaa8abe2650846e0b034a00e54ada8bf Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:37:59 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:POOL Washington - 20 November 2020 ++SOTS SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"This year, we won't be able to be joining each other in the traditional way, but virtually we'll come together to thank God for our blessings. As we do so, though, it will be with great pain, great pain that in our country in the course of this year, two hundred and fifty thousand Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus."++WHITE FLASH BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"We are in a full blown economic and health catastrophe and it's amazing to see the patience the GOP has for other people suffering."++WHITE FLASH BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"Over six months ago when we passed the Heroes Act, Leader McConnell said, we need a pause. We need a pause. Well, I would hope that for him, the pause can come to an end. Nearly 200,000 people have died during that pause, so we're asking him to come back to the table."STORYLINE:As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the holiday which is considered a time to show gratitude, will also be marked "with great pain, great pain that in our country in the course of this year, two hundred and fifty thousand Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus."Pelosi noted that Congress has yet to pass any further coronavirus relief aid and placed blame for the inaction on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Over six months ago when we passed the Heroes Act, Leader McConnell said, we need a pause. We need a pause. Well, I would hope that for him, the pause can come to an end. Nearly 200,000 people have died during that pause, so we're asking him to come back to the table," Pelosi said. Congressional Democrats and Republicans generally say a new stimulus bill is needed, but they disagree on the scope of it. Some Republicans are opposed to another round of checks directly to most taxpayers, and some don’t want Washington to “bail out” state and local governments that had financial struggles before the pandemic. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the holiday will also be marked "with great pain" over the lives lost to coronavirus and urged Republicans to pass bipartisan relief aid. (Nov. 20) Pelosi hopes McConnell's 'pause' on virus aid ends