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Mnuchin Says Trump to Lean on McConnell If Stimulus Deal Reached

  • Mnuchin tells Pelosi Trump to speak to McConnell if deal done
  • Mnuchin, Pelosi spoke for over an hour, speaker’s aide says
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says economic stimulus talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are “still far apart” on certain issues.Source: Bloomberg)
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday that President Donald Trump would personally lobby to get reluctant Senate Republicans behind any stimulus deal they reach.

Trump said he’s willing to go beyond the $1.8 trillion offer for a virus relief plan that’s already been offered by the administration, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected that, saying GOP lawmakers won’t go along.