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Mnuchin says ‘a little bit’ closer to larger virus aid deal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks to reporters in the U.S.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said after separate meetings with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders on Monday that the two sides were getting “a little bit” closer to agreeing on a larger package of coronavirus economic aid.

“We’re open to a bigger package if we can reach an agreement,” Mnuchin told reporters.

But White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, asked if Republicans would need to go above $1 trillion for a deal, told reporters “we’re so far apart right now that’s not even a valid question.”

(Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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