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Biden’s Call for Stimulus Runs Into Swift Republican Opposition

Nov. 17, 2020, 1:18 AM

President-Elect Joe Biden’s call for Congress to pass a larger-scale stimulus package ran into swift headwinds, with downbeat comments from a senior Republican senator.

Biden, in his first remarks dedicated to the economy since winning the Nov. 3 election, on Tuesday called on lawmakers to immediately pass a bill like the $2.4 trillion measure passed by the Democratic-led House before the election.

“Right now Congress should come together and pass a Covid relief package like the Heroes Act,” Biden said Monday in Wilmington, Delaware.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby made clear that’s not coming soon. “We’re not going...

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