President Trump’s drive to swiftly reopen the economy came under fire Tuesday from Democratic senators who pointedly questioned the administration strategy, forcing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to insist the White House would not sacrifice workers’ lives for economic gain.

But the growing insistence by Trump and Republican lawmakers to push for reopening while halting any new talks about government aid has created a stark divide in the government’s approach. As Trump has largely shut down negotiations for more government emergency assistance, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell warned Tuesday that much more may be needed.

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