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White House Chief of Staff Meadows says coronavirus relief talks in new phase

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters following a television interview, outside the White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Thursday said negotiations with lawmakers on a coronavirus relief package, now totaling $1.9 trillion, have entered a new phase with congressional committee chairs meeting and the two sides trading technical language.

Meadows reiterated that his boss President Donald Trump is willing “to go bigger” on a coronavirus deal but only to boost certain line items, namely including direct payments to families.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Katanga Johnson; editing by Diane Craft)

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