(24 Feb 2020) U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a walking tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown Monday to let the public know the neighborhood is safe and open for business. Pelosi, a Democrat who represents the heavily Chinese American city, visited the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, whose owner Kevin Chan, says his business and others are down 70% since the outbreak of the new coronavirus. “You should come to Chinatown,” Pelosi said before stopping to lunch at Dim Sum Corner. “Precautions have been taken by our city, we know that there’s concern about tourism, traveling all throughout the world, but we think it’s very safe to be in Chinatown and hope that others will come,” she said. Asked about an expected request by the Trump administration for $1 billion to fight the virus, she said she would want to know how the money would be used. Pelosi also said they expect to fight the president’s proposed cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in his budget.
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