Proud at economy reopening in 'safe way': Mnuchin

Mnuchin also said he is continuing to see large unemployment numbers and other negative economic indicators during the second quarter, though he added that the situation is expected to improve as the U.S. economy starts to reopen.

"Working closely with governors, we are beginning to open the economy in a way that minimizes risks to workers and customers," Mnuchin said in written testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. "We expect economic conditions to improve in the third and fourth quarters."