WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin spoke on the phone for about an hour on Monday about economic aid to fight the coronavirus and are scheduled to continue the conversation on Tuesday.
“They discussed the rationale for the various amounts and are planning to exchange documents today in preparation for the next phone call tomorrow,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill tweeted.
Congressional efforts on a coronavirus relief project for the pandemic-stricken economy were further complicated by news of US President Donald Trump and three Republican senators testing positive for COVID-19.
(Susan Cornwell. Translated by Olga Beskrovnova. Editor Anna Kozlova)