Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘priority’ is getting coronavirus stimulus checks passed in next 10 DAYS – The Sun
DONALD Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the "priority" is getting coronavirus stimulus checks passed in the next 10 days.
During an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Mnuchin said he wants the legislation in place by July 20.
"We do support another round of economic impact payments," he said.
"We're discussing the criteria with the Senate, and had a productive talk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell."
He then went on to say that the Trump administration will work "on a bipartisan basis with Republicans and Democrats" on passing the bill.
Mnuchin also labeled the check legislation a "priority" to have passed in the next ten days.
Congress resumes on July 20, but goes on recess again from August 10 to September 7.
That leaves a window of 15 working days between the July and August recesses for Congress to give the green light on another check.
Mnuchin, the lead White House negotiator on the first package, explained last week that he's "having conversations with certain members of Democrats and Republicans to get ideas."
"Our position is that legal Americans — American citizens — should get the payments. That's our focus," he said.
"If people are here illegally, they're not going to get economic payments."
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