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Pelosi says bipartisan talks on COVID-19 relief making 'great progress'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers has made “great progress” in talks aimed at hammering out an agreement to deliver COVID-19 relief to American families and businesses.

Pelosi, who views the bipartisan talks as the path forward for Congress to enact a new “emergency supplemental” package of coronavirus aid, told reporters that she still needs to see legislative text from the group.

“But I think they’ve made great progress,” Pelosi said. “I think the values and the priorities that they’ve established are what we need to do right away.”

Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Diane Craft

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