"Republicans in the Senate came back with a piecemeal approach". Republicans and the White House also are not in agreement on how to move forward, creating a hard environment in which to form a compromise.
"Let's get real about who says what", Pelosi said.
Referring to the mounting cases and deaths from Covid-19, Pelosi said: "This is a freight train that is picking up steam".
The White House and its GOP allies appear to be retreating from their opposition to a $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit that has propped up the economy and family budgets but is expiring Friday.
One issue of disagreement is over unemployment supplements.
Asked why she rejected a proposal from Republican President Donald Trump's administration for a one-week extension of the US$600 (RM2,544) weekly jobless payment, Pelosi told reporters a short-term fix would be appropriate "if you are on a path" toward a deal. Some conservatives have refused to back any new spending, and the Republican proposal unveiled this week would slash the federal benefit to $200 per week.
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Schumer said that negotiations at the White House on Thursday did not include Senate Republicans.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows beginning at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) at the Capitol, according to an aide familiar with the planning.
At the Capitol, Pelosi said Democrats made an offer 10 weeks ago - the $3 trillion HEROES Act, which passed in the House in May and would have extended unemployment insurance and housing protections, among other sweeping provisions. While state unemployment systems provide around 40-45% of lost wages, the federal government stepped in to provide an additional $600 a week this spring when the pandemic forced businesses across the country to shutter.
"Very disappointed in @SenSchumer for blocking the temporary extension of the $600 unemployment benefits".
"What are you going to do in a week?" Pelosi said they would be talking again on Friday.
"A week would be a time for that - if we had a bill". But while unemployed workers are generally making more, there is scant evidence that the benefits have deterred them from returning to work, as evidenced by a small business owner who was supposed to be a star witness for Republicans at a recent hearing.
Also at issue in the negotiations is an nearly $1 trillion Democratic demand for funding for state and local governments, a second $1,200 direct payment to most American adults, more than $100 billion to help schools reopen and a liability shield measure that is essential to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.