"Does this mean you will require companies that receive the bailout money from the taxpayers to keep their workers on payroll?" Warren asked Mnuchin.
The Treasury Secretary replied, "These specifics were negotiated on a bipartisan basis very clearly in each one of these programs."
Warren later said she took Mnuchin's answer to her question as a "no."
Mnuchin, along with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell found themselves in the hot seat on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers grilled them about the uneven nature of the fiscal response to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Powell and Mnuchin were testifying to the Senate Banking Committee as Congress considers whether to roll out trillions of dollars of additional aid to bolster an economy that was brought to a virtual standstill by lockdowns imposed in March and April.