Pelosi and Schumer pledge quick action on Biden stimulus package

FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) walk following a press conference on an agreement of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Congress would get right to work on President-elect Joe Biden’s stimulus package.

“The emergency relief framework announced by the incoming Biden-Harris administration tonight is the right approach,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. “We will get right to work to turn President-elect Biden’s vision into legislation that will pass both chambers and be signed into law.”

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Leslie Adler