"Only voting to extend a program that failed the very people it was meant to help without fixing any of the flaws that allowed it to fail is completely nonsensical", Herrig added.
"We could do that before the election, if the president wants to", Pelosi said Friday in an interview on MSNBC.
"We want to get something passed, but having Montana taxpayers bail out California and NY is not the right thing to do".
Ms Pelosi and Mr Mnuchin were scheduled to talk by phone again Thursday afternoon as they rush to forge a compromise that would allow introduction of stimulus legislation in the House.
A new wrinkle: With many Senate Republicans opposed to relief spending along the lines of the roughly $2 trillion package being negotiated, some House Democrats have reportedly told Pelosi that they don't want to vote on legislation before the election unless she gets assurances that the Senate will as well.
"They said we're going to add a little touch to the test language. And that's a central theme in all of this", Pelosi said. "We are still waiting for the final okay, and that is a central issue in all of this". "Most of the progress we've made have been concessions that the president has made". A $500 billion Republican aid plan failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, as Democrats voted to block it. That is not a lot of messages although I respect each and everyone of them.
McConnell countered that "Democratic leaders have spent months holding out for a long far-left wish list of non-COVID-related priorities and restricting additional aid until they get it".
With the talks slogging on, the Republican-controlled Senate is set to leave town on Monday after voting on confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow cautioned there were still "significant policy differences" with Democrats on state and local government funding and liability issues, and said these were unlikely to be resolved before Nov 3.
"I think it's about two minutes to midnight, and we're not going to pass anything until we see the particulars".
Earlier in the day, Pelosi told MSNBC that she wanted the bill to pass before November 3, although her Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has not been an enthusiastic supporter.
Meadows and Pelosi are scheduled to make separate appearances on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
"Whatever savings low-income people managed to build up with CARES Act relief will be gone well before any other help arrives, and another pandemic surge deeply complicates matters", David Dayen of The American Prospect warned Tuesday.