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U.S. Treasury chief says Democrats not interested in negotiating on coronavirus aid

FILE PHOTO: Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, listens during a House Small Business Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 17, 2020. The committee hearing is looking into the Small Business Administration and Treasury pandemic programs. Erin Scott/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear in a call with him on Wednesday that she was unwilling to resume talks over coronavirus aid unless the White House agreed to Democrats’ $2 trillion proposal.

He said in a statement that the Trump administration was willing to move forward on relief legislation but added, “Democrats have no interest in negotiating.”

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim ahmann

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