March 24, 2020 / 12:53 AM / 14 days ago

Mnuchin: Negotiators 'very close' to deal on coronavirus stimulus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing on the President's FY2021 Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that Republican and Democratic senators and Trump administration negotiators were nearing a deal on a coronavirus stimulus bill.

“I think we’re very close,” Mnuchin told reporters, while shuttling between offices in the U.S. Capitol. “We’re trying to finish it up tonight,” he said.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; writing by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler

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