March 24, 2020 / 1:50 PM / 14 days ago

House Speaker Pelosi sees 'real optimism' for coronavirus deal in next few hours: CNBC

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) makes a statement about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) economic relief legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that later on Tuesday Congress could soon reach a deal to pass an economic relief package for the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

“I think there is a real optimism that we could get something done in the next few hours,” she said in an interview with CNBC.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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