U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The House had actually already left Washington for all of August pending an offer on pandemic relief.Leaders in Washington followed a familiar script Thursday. It is unclear now when Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will sit down with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to resume discussions. Pelosi stated Democrats have pushed for more than $60 billion in food assistance, while a Senate GOP expense released late last month called for only $250,000. Pelosi also increased her demand for school funding to $300 billion on Thursday, a jump from the $100 billion the House approved in May.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks throughout a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. It is unclear now when Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will sit down with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of personnel Mark Meadows to resume discussions. Pelosi also increased her request for school funding to $300 billion on Thursday, a dive from the $100 billion the House approved in May.

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