WASHINGTON — Saying he’s determined to end the suffering of Americans struggling during the pandemic, President Joe Biden on Friday made it clear he plans to press on with his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with or without Republican support.
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- President Joe Biden on Friday made it clear he plans to press on with his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with or without Republican support
- Biden’s 12-minute speech came hours after a marathon session in which the Senate passed a budget resolution clearing the way for the stimulus bill to be passed using the “budget reconciliation” process
- Biden outlined the key points of his budget, which includes $160 million for a national vaccination strategy and $1,400 direct payments
- He criticized Republican who have proposed to “do nothing or not enough”
In a 12-minute address from the White House’s State Dining Room, Biden said: “I’m going to act, and I’m going to act fast,” adding Republicans…
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