Capitol Report: Mnuchin Says White Home May Justify Language Take a look at In Assessments Of Coronavirus Stimuli

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration will broadly accept the Democrats' proposed language for coronavirus testing in stimulus talks and potentially remove a major barrier to a comprehensive deal.

During an interview on Thursday morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Mnuchin said, “If I speak to [house spokeswoman Nancy] Pelosi today, I will tell her that we won't let the testing problem get in the way, that we generally agree with her test language , subject to a few minor issues. This problem will be fixed. "

Pelosi has repeatedly said that any deal should have money for stepped up testing for the COVID-19 and that the test language provisions are controversial. But even if progress is made between Mnuchin and Pelosi, it remains unclear whether a pact would come about with the Senate, where Republicans want a much tighter approach and a much lower price.

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