House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she is open to introducing a second stimulus bill, but it’s too early to determine the size of such a package and the timing on another major economic measure.
“We have to keep the door open to see how it goes,” Pelosi told reporters Tuesday following a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on the economy.
But Pelosi said she wanted to give the $787 billion stimulus package passed last month time to work before she starts making promises on a second stimulus. Pelosi also accused the Washington media and cable news establishment of taking an overly critical approach toward the first stimulus — and expecting too much too soon.
“We hope it will be sooner rather than later that [the stimulus] catches fire in Washington, D.C. But we aren’t waiting,” she said.
“This is a fiscally sound package,” she said. “This is market-oriented.”