Schumer on GOP & coronavirus talks: They started at $1 trillion and they went to $1.3 trillion yesterday. I don't know how real it is because Meadows wasn't involved. Mnuchin said $1.5 trillion. If they come back and meet us in the middle, we'll be eager to talk t
Speaker Pelosi on Mark Meadows ahead of their call on COVID relief: "This is a conversation only to respect the fact that the president's representative, not even the lead negotiator, what's his name—Meadows— there is staffing Mr. Mnuchin."
Pelosi said that she believes the money for the new FBI building was included in the GOP plan to help with business for the Trump hotel. Schumer said Meadows and Mnuchin didn’t explain why the money was in there but they “acknowledged it (was included) when we asked.”
Schumer says he pushed the WH last night to include $3.6 billion for the states to hold elections, including vote by mail, and says Meadows and Mnuchin said no. “Why are they resisting?” Schumer said
THE POSTMASTER GENERAL will meet tomorrow with Schumer, pelosi, meadows and mnuchin.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy leaves the speaker’s office after an hour-long meeting with Democratic leaders and Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin. DeJoy declined to comment or answer any questions
The president is back at his Virginia golf course today. Sec. Mnuchin told reporters the president is fully available to negotiators working toward a covid relief deal. Mnuchin said he and CoS Meadows spoke to the president 8 or 9 times this weekend about the talks.
Pelosi and Schumer emerge from meeting with Mnuchin and Meadows and accuse McConnell of trying to scuttle an agreement, pointing to his demand to ensure liability protections are unchanged. Schumer says McConnell “sounds like a person who has no interest in getting an agreement.”
After meeting with Meadows and Mnuchin, Schumer says they are “somewhat frustrated” and says GOP “dithered” before putting out their plan. He says they were told GOP didn’t have money proposed for food stamps but had money for a new FBI building: “What the heck is going on?”