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Mnuchin to testify on coronavirus relief bill U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to face questions about stalling coronavirus aid negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

The September 1 hearing “will examine the urgent need for additional economic assistance for children, workers and families and the administration’s implementation of key stimulus programs,” said the special sub-committee of the House on the coronavirus crisis in a statement.

The hearing will be Mr Mnuchin’s first congressional testimony since talks over a new round of $ 1 trillion to $ 3 trillion in federal coronavirus aid collapsed earlier this month.

No intensive discussions between Mr Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer have not taken place since then.

President Donald Trump subsequently signed an executive order partially extending supplementary unemployment benefits and deferring the payment of some payroll taxes, but the details of implementation are unclear.

It comes as President Trump made Democrats’ demands for funding the U.S. Postal Service a sticking point, as House Democrats passed a $ 25 billion fundraising bill last Saturday aimed at thwarting planned service reductions and to ensure the delivery of postal ballots for the November elections.

Republicans declared the measure dead.

Reuters

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