1. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer walking up to microphones, UPSOUND (English) Schumer: "Well, this was the longest meeting we had and it was more productive than the other meetings. There are many issues that are still very much outstanding where we're apart."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker:
"Central to all of this is to defeat the coronavirus and very central to our Heroes Act is a strategic plan to do that. If we have testing, tracing, treatment, distancing, mask-wearing, sanitation and the rest, we can lower this - this is a freight train.
4. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walking up to microphones, UPSOUND (English) Mnuchin: "So we spent, I guess, about three and a half hours with the (US House) Speaker (Nancy Pelosi) and Senator (Chuck) Schumer. I think we would also characterize the discussion as the most productive we've had to date."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary:
"It is a priority for the president to make sure that we deal with the issue that unemployment has run out and the rental eviction. So we understand that the Speaker and Senator Schumer want to have an overall deal. So we'll be back here working full time until we can accomplish something for the benefit of the American people."
7. Wide of US President Donald Trump leaving the White House for a round of golf
Talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday, focused on restoring a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit, a fresh $1,200 direct payment to most Americans, and hundreds of billions of dollars in other aid to states, businesses and the poor.
Principal negotiators - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - convened again in hopes of breaking a week long stalemate.
Speaking to reporters, negotiators on both sides said that the talks were "productive" and would continue on Monday.
President Donald Trump is eager for an agreement, but talks so far have not yielded progress.
The administration is willing to extend the $600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other demands of Democratic negotiators like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners.
Unemployment insurance is a principal element as the COVID-19 relief bill is expected to grow considerably from a $1 trillion-plus GOP draft released this week.
The $600 per week jobless benefit officially lapsed on Friday and Democrats have made it clear that they will not extend it without securing other relief priorities.
Whatever unemployment aid negotiators agree on will be made retroactive - but antiquated state unemployment systems are likely to take weeks to restore the benefits.