Biden Endorses $908 Billion Covid Relief Plan as ‘Down Payment’

Dec. 2, 2020, 10:48 PM

President-elect Joe Biden endorsed a $908 billion stimulus proposal by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, saying it “wouldn’t be the answer” but would provide immediate relief to those suffering from the Covid recession.

Biden, speaking to a virtual roundtable of workers and small-business owners affected by the virus-related downturn, called on Congress Wednesday to pass a robust Covid-relief bill in the lame-duck session, which he said would “at best only be a down payment” on a more comprehensive bill once he takes office.

But he said the bipartisan bill appears unlikely to pass as long as President Donald Trump remains...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.