Mnuchin, Schumer say stimulus talks were 'productive,' but still no deal

Channel: Washington Post
Published: 08/01/2020

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Democratic leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Aug. 1 that further negotiations were needed to come to an agreement on coronavirus pandemic relief legislation. Read more: https://wapo.st/3glmzv4. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wap



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So we spent - i guess, about three and a half hours with the speaker and senator schumer. Well, this was the longest meeting we had and it was more productive than the other meetings. I think we would also characterize the discussions as the most productive we've had today. We went through a long list of policy issues on our side on their side, as we've suggested in the past, there's clearly a sub ...
et of issues where we both agree on very much. There are many issues that are still very much outstanding where we're apart. I would characterize this as there's still a lot of work to do. We'Ve agreed that tomorrow the staff will meet and we will meet again on monday. 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. Now each side knows where, where they're at and we are going to work very hard to come to an agreement that meets the needs of the moment. 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. The is exponentially the numbers are increasing of people who are affected and people who are dying. It has an impact on the economy and the economic, the lives, the livelihood and the life of our democracy are at risk and affected by this coronavirus.


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