House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will try to insert parts of a proposed economic stimulus into a continuing resolution to fund the government, the one piece of legislation Congress must-pass before adjourning for the year.
“We are going to see what we can get in the CR and go from there,” Pelosi said at a press conference.
By shifting tactics away from pushing for a stand-alone stimulus package, Pelosi is acknowledging the political reality that the measure had very little chance of being signed into law while Bush still occupies the White House.
“We can only have a stimulus if the president is willing to sign it,” Pelosi said. “So far, the president has not been persuaded.”
Pelosi declined to say which aspects of the package she would try to include in the CR.