House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in her press briefing on Thursday that “a trillion dollars” is “an interesting starting point” to talk about another spending bill, but indicated that she wants more than that.
“What doesn't measure up is: ‘Oh, it can only be a trillion dollars,’” Pelosi said.
“No, we need a trillion dollars for state and local,” she said. “We need another trillion dollars, another trillion dollars for Unemployment Insurance and direct payments. Something like that, but probably not as much for the testing, tracing, treatment, etcetera.
“So, a trillion dollars is: Okay, that is an interesting starting point, but it doesn't come anywhere near,” she said.