Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared Tuesday morning to be close to an agreement on a coronavirus stimulus bill, although Donald Trump has shown his desire to reopen l economy and continued to attack the speaker of the Chamber Nancy Pelosi for his own stimulus proposal.
“I think we’ve made a lot of progress,” Mnuchin told Capitol Hill reporters shortly before midnight on Monday. “There are still a couple of open problems, but I think we really hope this can be closed [on Tuesday]”.
Mnuchin said that he and Schumer have consulted with the president and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on the details of the deal, believed to guarantee approximately $ 2 million in aid for workers and businesses.
“We expect to have an agreement tomorrow morning,” said Schumer. “There are still a few small differences. None of us think we can hinder a final deal in any way.”
He also added that Trump looked “very positive” about the talks.