President Donald Trump said that the next coronavirus economic stimulus package would arrive "after the election" while expressing hopes for a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
"It's a tremendous bipartisan framework for action that's commensurate with the scale of the crisis that we're facing," said Representative Max Rose of New York.
"We've come, I think, to terms," the House speaker said when asked about direct payments to Americans in the next stimulus package.
"We could do that before the election if the president wants to. I think he does. I know we do," the Democratic House Speaker said.
The two sides have made "great progress" this week in stimulus negotiations but the lack of a deal made some legislators skeptical it was possible to finalize a package before the election.
"By the end of year, millions more Americans will have run out of jobless aid and have no access to federal extended benefits," one political think-tank wrote.
The House speaker said that Trump needs the legislation and that while the Democrats also want the checks, they can't abandon other provisions of a relief bill.
Trump took slightly more of the blame than Pelosi in a 45 to 44 percent split.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned against doing a large package but Trump wasn't worried about having enough support for another round of relief.
The Republican did not indicate whether the vote would come before the upcoming presidential election.
"We all want to get an agreement because people need it...and our economy needs it,"" said the Speaker of the House Tuesday.
The president says he wants to spend even more than the $2.2 trillion that House Democrats have proposed for a coronavirus relief bill.
Future contracts for the Dow Jones rose 79 points, while the futures for the S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite edged higher into positive territory.
The Treasury Secretary has been tasked by the president to end the stalemate and secure a bipartisan agreement, as Election Day nears.
The Speaker of the House said she is "optimistic" about negotiations, noting that "we've been back and forth on all of this."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that there does not need to be a "person-to-person between the speaker and the president" for government to function, one year after she and President Donald Trump spoke for the last time in person during a contentious White House meeting.
Negotiations are ongoing to end a stalemate over a further relief package, with both sides keen for such a deal but a bipartisan deal yet to be reached.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was still hopeful a deal could be reached before November 3, but he said the two parties still have work to do on certain issues.
The president's comments come amid an ongoing stalemate over the details of a further relief package amid the coronavirus crisis.
Polling indicates that the last party to reject a stimulus offer is often also stuck with the blame.
"We need relief now. Not in February. Not in December," Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said.
According to the poll, 57 percent of Republicans said Barrett's vote should be first while 33 percent of Republicans said voting on the next stimulus package should happen first.
Since joining Trump's election team in 2016, Conway has staunchly defended the president from criticism and attacked his political opponents.
"I don't know why you're always an apologist... for the Republican position," Pelosi responded when Wolf asked her why she wouldn't negotiate with Trump.
"I don't think our leverage has ever been greater than it is now," the House Speaker told her Democratic colleagues.
The president has long pushed for a further relief package to be passed amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, though reaching a bipartisan agreement on such a deal has proved difficult.
"Now is the time for us to come together," wrote Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
"I don't think it's dead at all," Larry Kudlow, the president's chief economic adviser, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin put forward the administration's most generous plan to date, but both sides of the political aisle rejected it within 24 hours.
The House Speaker addressed her Democratic colleagues in a letter to suggest several shortcomings and disagreements in regards to Trump's latest coronavirus relief proposal.