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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...

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