Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said people are willing to “halve” the stimulus package in order to reach a rescue bill with Republicans that is crucial to supporting the U.S. economy at a time of the covid-19 crisis. However, an aide to Pelosi later said that was not what she meant. When asked about Pelosi’s statement, Pelosi’s spokesman drew Hammill said in an email that the speaker was referring to her previous stand against the Republican Party, “rather than halving the size of our bill.”. The house of Representatives controlled by < / P > < p > passed a $3.5 trillion stimulus package in May, but the bill was blocked in the Senate. Since August 7, negotiations between leaders and the White House, which supports the $1 trillion stimulus package, have been deadlocked. Pelosi has previously said that if the Republican Party is willing to increase the size of the stimulus package by $1 trillion, it can reduce its own plan by $1 trillion.