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Mnuchin to testify before House coronavirus panel

Mnuchin to testify before House coronavirus panel
© Greg Nash

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSchumer labels McConnell's scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote as 'a stunt' Pelosi: White House made 'unacceptable changes' to testing language during negotiations on coronavirus stimulus Mnuchin joins Israeli delegation in Bahrain to formally normalize relations MORE is set to testify before House lawmakers next week amid stalled coronavirus aid negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders.

Mnuchin will testify on Tuesday before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.).

The hearing “will examine the urgent need for additional economic relief for children, workers, and families and the Administration’s implementation of key stimulus programs passed by Congress earlier this year,” the subcommittee said in a statement.

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The hearing will mark Mnuchin’s first congressional testimony since negotiations on a new round of federal coronavirus aid collapsed earlier this month between the Treasury secretary, White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsSchumer labels McConnell's scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote as 'a stunt' Pfizer could apply for US emergency use approval for coronavirus vaccine by late November Ted Cruz won't wear mask to speak to reporters at Capitol MORE, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Schumer labels McConnell's scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote as 'a stunt' Pelosi: White House made 'unacceptable changes' to testing language during negotiations on coronavirus stimulus MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts The 2016 and 2020 Senate votes are about the same thing: constitutionalist judges Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking MORE (D-N.Y.).

House Democrats had passed a $3.4 trillion coronavirus relief package in May, which was widely rejected by Senate Republicans and White House negotiators. Meadows and other Republicans have called on Democrats to accept a package even slimmer than a $1.1 trillion GOP Senate bill.

Schumer has previously said that any amount below $2 trillion could neither pass in the House nor garner support among Senate Democrats.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE earlier this month signed a slew of executive orders to extend some unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes and offer federal eviction and student loan relief.