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Mnuchin Sees GOP Bill as Too Small, Wants Broader Cash Payments

March 20, 2020, 5:28 PM

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sees the proposed Senate Republican stimulus measure as too small in some aspects and wants it to include direct payments to more individuals to mitigate the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with his thinking.

Mnuchin views parts of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal, released Thursday, as not doing enough for the economy, the people said. The Treasury chief wants Congress to spend more on sending cash directly to Americans, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

President Donald Trump on Friday also suggested that the current GOP...

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