Talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday in Washington. Negotiators on both sides said that the talks were "productive" and would continue on Monday. (Aug. 1)
NANCY PELOSI: It's not afternoon, I guess.
CHUCK SCHUMER: Yeah. Well, this was the longest meeting we had, and it was more productive than the other meetings. There are many issues that are still very much outstanding, where we're apart.
NANCY PELOSI: Central to all of this is to defeat the coronavirus, and very central to our HEROES Act is a strategic plan to do that. If we have testing, tracing, treatment, distancing, mask-wearing, sanitation, and the rest, we can lower-- this is a freight train.
STEVEN MNUCHIN: So we spent, I guess, about 3 and 1/2 hours with the Speaker and Senator Schumer. I think we would also characterize the discussions as the most productive we've had to date. It is a priority for the president to make sure that we deal with the issue that unemployment has run out and the rental eviction. So we understand that the Speaker and Senator Schumer want to have an overall deal, so we'll be back here working full time until we can accomplish something for the benefit of the American people.