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Mnuchin Tells Congress to Act Quickly on Massive Stimulus Plan

March 20, 2020, 2:56 AM

The Trump administration pushed Congress to act by Monday to pass a massive stimulus package to prop up consumers, companies and local governments as the coronavirus pandemic chokes the U.S. economy.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’d discussed the legislation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and urged them to move fast because major parts of the economy have been “shut down.”

“We need to get this done Monday. The American public needs us to move forward,” Mnuchin said as he left a meeting with senior Senate ...