U.S. House' Pelosi, Hoyer hope for vote Tuesday on stopgap government funding bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks among 20,000 American flags representing the 200,000 lives lost in the United States in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the National Mall in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chamber’s Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters they hoped a vote could still be taken on Tuesday on a stopgap government funding bill that had been delayed earlier in the day.

The House had put the vote on hold while bipartisan congressional leaders discussed whether to include farm aid sought by President Donald Trump.

“I would hope so,” Pelosi said of a possible Tuesday vote, adding there would be an announcement soon.

Hoyer said the bill might be brought to the floor Tuesday with an amendment, but gave no details.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Sandra Maler