March 11, 2020 / 8:59 PM / a month ago

Pelosi, Mnuchin hold second phone call on Wednesday on coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters following a national security briefing for members of the House of Representatives about how Russia has been using social media to stoke racial and social differences ahead of this year's general election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke for a second time on Wednesday about legislation to bolster the economy in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Pelosi’s office said in a tweet.

The second call came just after 4 p.m. EDT and lasted about 10 minutes, Pelosi’s office said. The earlier conversation took place in the morning.

Reporting by Eric Beech

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