Democratic leaders and White House officers sounded cautiously upbeat notes after one other spherical of talks Monday on a new coronavirus aid package, below rising strain to strike a deal as tens of millions of People go with out a $600-a-week federal jobless supplement, whereas President Trump floated potential government actions.
The 2 sides stay at odds on whether to cut the jobless supplement or present support to financially strapped states and localities, how a lot cash to allocate for controlling the virus and for meals stamps, and myriad different points. However they’ve signaled progress in latest conferences.
On Saturday, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), together with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows, emerged from an hourslong sit-down to say their dialog had been the best to this point.
After two hours of extra talks Monday, Messrs. Mnuchin and Meadows left Mrs. Pelosi’s workplace to temporary Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and stated discussions would resume Tuesday.