Foster youth may not have been able to shadow members of Congress in the nation’s capital as they usually do each year, but they got to hear directly from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) about what’s on her mind, thanks to a Wednesday Zoom call organized by the National Foster Youth Institute.

“HEROES Act, HEROES Act, HEROES Act — we have to get to an agreement, but we’re not quite there,” Pelosi said of the $2.2 billion pandemic relief package that the House passed a month ago. For months, the Speaker has been leading negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to align on a version that would pass the Republican-controlled Senate, but it became clear this week that no deal would be reached before the election.

Speaking to dozens of youth hailing from at least 15 states, Pelosi indicated she will continue to hold out for a larger relief package.

To get more details on this event, you can find the entire article in The Imprint.