WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she is likely to speak to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the weekend for a new round of negotiations on the coronavirus relief package.
“The secretary said yesterday that they were willing to accept our language regarding the tests, but they had some changes. So we are still waiting to see what the changes are, because as you know, the devil and the angels are in the details,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.
“As soon as I get them (the changes), something that hasn’t happened yet, we’ll talk about it, probably on Sunday,” he added.
The White House last week proposed a $ 1.8 trillion plan in negotiations with Pelosi, which rejected the offer and continues to demand a $ 2.2 trillion deal. It seems unlikely that the talks will lead to a deal before the November 3 election.
Many economists and officials at the Federal Reserve have lobbied for another stimulus plan to lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans out of work.
(Report by Makini Brice. Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)