Direct payments from coronavirus stimulus to go out within 3 weeks

In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

WASHINGTON (WUSA9/TEGNA) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that he expects direct payments to taxpayers from the $2 trillion aid package to start in three weeks.