U.S. Congress leaders, Mnuchin aim for deal on next coronavirus response bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. Schumer, saying he had a 'constructive' phone call with Mnuchin, said in a statement: 'There’s no reason why we can’t come to a bipartisan agreement by early next week.” Additional money for a small business loan fund is expected to be included in new legislation.

Reuters April 11, 2020 00:13:14 IST
U.S. Congress leaders, Mnuchin aim for deal on next coronavirus response bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday.

Schumer, saying he had a "constructive" phone call with Mnuchin, said in a statement: "There’s no reason why we can’t come to a bipartisan agreement by early next week.” Additional money for a small business loan fund is expected to be included in new legislation.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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