A vote on the deal could come as soon as Tuesday. The talks could go late.
"It must go quickly", Trump said.
"We are getting there". "There's still a couple of open issues, but I think we're very hopeful that this can be closed out" on Tuesday. John Cornyn of Texas said.
Some of Democratic votes are needed to approve the measure in the Senate even though Republicans have a majority, and it also must get through scrutiny in the House.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in the same Fox News interview that Pelosi's demands also include publicizing race-based pay data for corporations, imposing a diversity quota system for corporate boards of directors, liberalized rules for official time for union officials in collective bargaining negotiations, additional federal funds for sanctuary cities, a $15 federal minimum wage, student loan forgiveness, and a new federally funded study of global warming mitigation. If there is an agreement the Senate could vote earlier.
On that last point, as on many others, the Republicans eventually gave in.
Senate Majority Whip John Thune criticized Democrats for holding things up by trying to add more to the bill.
"Hopefully they'll get past that and are drafting the bill as we speak". "We (Democrats) had asked for four months and four months looks like what we're going to get when we come to this agreement".
White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland, a fixture in the talks, said, "We're making progress and keep banging away, knocking down issues". He told CNN that he was "embarrassed" by the political games he said both sides are playing.
Alabama senator Doug Jones was the only Democrat who voted in favor of the legislation.
In negotiations, Senate Democrats focused on requests for oversight of a $500 billion loan program administered by the Treasury Department, which they called a "slush fund", and pressed for more money for state and local governments.
Both bills offer aid to small businesses, which are seen as particularly vulnerable to economic shocks from the outbreak, as states and cities have forced shops and restaurants to close, putting millions of workers in limbo. But pushback from Democrats has centered on not only the substance of the legislation, but on the process that Republicans used to come up with it as well, arguing that they were locked out of negotiations at the start.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a deadline of Monday in hopes of avoiding another poor stock market day. We wanted to put forward our proposal.
"The president is giving us direction", Mnuhcin said.
Senators have been working day and night to negotiate a deal, but despite marathon negotiations, lawmakers missed their own deadline of wrapping up legislation before the end of the weekend.
Two of Democrats' most important demands will be included in the almost $2 trillion stimulus package that Congress is finalizing to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers said: a "Marshall Plan" for hospitals and provisions on money doled out to struggling companies.
Schumer said that once a deal was reached, Democrats would not object to expedited consideration of what will amount to one of the most dramatic financial rescue efforts in American history.
Despite Schumer's insistence Democrats would reach a deal on Monday, Mnuchin left Capitol Hill without a deal. So it would be very foolish if they didn't make a deal.
"This does nothing for those who got laid off today, it does nothing for those who got a positive [CCP virus test] report today ..."