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Pelosi says Democrats, White House close on coronavirus relief bill

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi participates in a TV interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes Democratic lawmakers and the White House are close to agreeing on the size of a coronavirus relief bill and the House will bring the legislation to the floor on Thursday.

Pelosi told Bloomberg Television said she would meet again later in the day with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and that differences remain over Democratic demands for stronger workplace safety measures during the pandemic.

Reporting by David Morgan and Susan Heavey; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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