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In contrast to the White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sounds optimistic about delivering a deal.

Key quotes

Feels optimistic after talks with White House.

I and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are determined to come to an agreement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) legislation that meets US public needs.

On the other hand, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said:

Democrats will stay in Washington as long as it takes to get an agreement, will not walk away.

This is a huge crisis and Democrats will only support a broad bill that meets that crisis.

Market reaction

The news keeps the risk-tone light while waiting for fresh updates from US President Donald Trump who is to speak shortly.