WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday passage of a Senate bill to ease rules on banks would be "a big step in the right direction."

 

"We're looking forward to hopefully the new Dodd-Frank bill passing on a bipartisan basis. I think that's a big step in the right direction for community banks, regional banks being able to grow," Mnuchin said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

 

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)