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Biden’s First Actions, Proposals Offer Little Compromise to GOP

Jan. 23, 2021, 5:02 AM

Joe Biden took additional steps Friday to ease economic hardship inflicted by the coronavirus, but three days into his presidency, he has yet to appeal to Republicans who are balking at his sweeping plan for more pandemic relief.

Biden on Friday signed orders that strengthen worker rights, expand food-stamp benefits, roll back a series of measures imposed by Donald Trump. He took similar moves over his first two days in office, making a point of singlehandedly acting where he can to wipe away Trump measures.

The president continued his call for national unity on Friday, saying the country needs ...