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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference Thursday ahead of an anticipated House vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that cleared the Senate on Wednesday.
House Speaker Pelosi spoke to reporters on Thursday. Watch live in the video player above.
“I anticipate and feel certain that we will have a strong bipartisan vote,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday.
WATCH LIVE: House to begin debate on $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill
House lawmakers are set to vote on the legislation Friday. The bill, if passed, would be the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history. The measure would give $1,200 checks to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, and provide support for qualifying businesses.
The House vote comes as a record number of people in the U.S. apply for unemployment as a result of the economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — four times more than the previous record set in 1982.
Candice Norwood is a former digital politics reporter for the PBS NewsHour.
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