by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/24/20, 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said just before noon on Tuesday that negotiators likely will agree on an economic relief package in the next few hours. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with Schumer six times on Monday and was at the Capitol again on Tuesday to hammer out a bill designed to ease economic stress during the coronavirus outbreak. The proposal, with a price tag of almost $2 trillion, failed a second time in the Senate on Monday.