Pelosi and Mnuchin have 'extensive' talks on COVID-19 relief

Steven Mnuchin
Posted at 7:31 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 20:51:51-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have wrapped up an “extensive conversation” on a huge COVID-19 rescue package.

The face-to-face meeting Wednesday was a last-ditch effort to seal a tentative accord on an additional round of coronavirus relief before Election Day.

Pelosi issued a statement after a 90-minute meeting in the Capitol saying the two would continue to talk.

They are aiming for an agreement that would permit another round of $1,200 direct stimulus payments, restore bonus jobless benefits, speed aid to schools and extend assistance to airlines, restaurants and other struggling businesses.