Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinFed chair issues dire warnings on economy DOJ subpoenas big banks over info on loans to small businesses: report The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Former Rep. Harman says Russia is trying to exploit America; Mylan’s Heather Bresch says US should make strategic reserve in medicines; Trump unveils leaders of ‘Warp Speed’ MORE will join The Hill’s Editor-in-Chief Bob CusackRobert (Bob) CusackThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Former Rep. Harman says Russia is trying to exploit America; Mylan’s Heather Bresch says US should make strategic reserve in medicines; Trump unveils leaders of ‘Warp Speed’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Will Trump’s plan to reopen the economy work? The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump blends upbeat virus info and high US death forecast MORE for a one-on-one interview Thursday morning as part of the publication’s virtual summit exploring efforts to safely reopen the country and restore the nation’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hill’s summit comes as more governors are reopening their states in various phases, with the economy suffering unemployment levels not seen since the Great Depression.
More than 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the past eight weeks, with the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassing 89,000 this past weekend, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Secretary Mnuchin has been the Trump administration’s lead negotiator with congressional leaders on coronavirus legislation over the last couple months. The House on Friday passed a $3 trillion coronavirus package, which is strongly opposed by the White House and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
The “Advancing the American Economy” summit will be headlined by the Mnuchin interview and be followed with discussions with leading CEOs and national health experts. Additional speakers will be announced soon. Mnuchin is scheduled to be interviewed at 11 a.m. EDT.
This will mark the third time Cusack has interviewed the former Goldman Sachs investment banker at an event hosted by The Hill.