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Pelosi confident of US coronavirus agreement, but won’t…

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she was confident lawmakers and the Trump administration could reach an agreement on another coronavirus aid plan, but she declined to say whether that could happen this week.

“I’m confident that we will have an agreement. The timing of it I can’t say, because I don’t know,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC. She added that President Trump cannot use executive orders – instead of relying on legislation – to implement coronavirus aid, although a moratorium on evictions may be able to be extended that way.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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