Apr 27, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi: Guaranteed income during coronavirus crisis is "worthy of attention"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC Monday that minimum guaranteed income is "worthy of attention" as a policy measure to help Americans deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The big picture: Pelosi's comments come as Congress is considering what to include in the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has pitched the idea of giving $2,000 per month to every American for the duration of the crisis, calling it a necessity to ensure that citizens know "that they can feed their families." An aide for the Speaker later clarified to Axios that she was referencing paycheck guarantee proposals.

Editor's note: This article was updated to include a comment from Pelosi's aide.

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