Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say budget talks 'productive'

 Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say budget talks productive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two top Democrats in Congress said on Tuesday that talks with Republican lawmakers and White House officials on federal spending were "productive."

"We look forward to continuing to meet to discuss how we can best address the needs of hard-working families, as we again work across the aisle to avert sequestration," U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)

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Updated Date: May 22, 2019 05:10:42 IST