U.S. House Speaker Pelosi hopes for coronavirus aid progress by end of week

FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduces legislation in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in October 2020
FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduces legislation in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in October 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she hoped progress can be accomplished on a coronavirus aid deal by the end of this week.

Speaking to reporters in the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi said, "I hope so. That's the plan," when asked about prospects for something getting done on a legislative package by the end of this week. Pelosi, the top U.S. Democrat, said there would be a "readout shortly" on a conversation she had with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Leslie Adler)