WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin said the primary purpose of his planned phone call with
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday is to discuss legislation
to fund the government and avoid a shutdown in coming days.
Mnuchin, speaking to reporters after testifying before the
Senate Banking Committee, said he also will discuss additional
coronavirus aid and would review a new $908 billion bipartisan
"The president wants to make sure there's not a shutdown and
our first choice is not to do a CR (continuing resolution), it
is to get appropriations passed," Mnuchin said.
(Reporting by David Lawder
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)