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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:03 PM

Biden wades into coronavirus relief fight

As the pandemic worsens and the U.S. economy teeters on the edge of another downturn, President-elect Joe Biden is ramping up calls for Congress to pass another coronavirus relief bill before he’s sworn in.

At the same time, he’s aligned himself with Democratic leaders in Congress, who have insisted on roughly $2 trillion in new relief spending — a price tag Senate Republicans so far have refused to accept. If Biden maintains a unified front with Hill Democrats rather than throwing his weight behind a smaller package, it's unlikely the two parties will be able to reach a deal before the year is out.

“They are going to be working in lockstep," Biden transition adviser Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday, referring to the president-elect and Democratic lawmakers. "They're in lockstep agreement that there needs to be emergency assistance and aid during the lame duck session to help families, to help small businesses."

Biden met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Del., on Friday to discuss how to move a bill through Congress in the lame duck, inserting himself into talks that have been stalled for months. He and his top aides have publicly and privately pushed for Congress to pass another coronavirus relief package as soon as possible, warning that a failure to act will leave the virus unchecked and the economy unsupported just as the country is headed into a long winter.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-wades-into-coronavirus-relief-fight/ar-BB1beF1d?li=BBnb7Kz

Joe might as well step up. The World's Biggest Loser is too busy playing golf and feeling sorry for himself.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:10 PM

1. While Rome Burns

and people are dying in exorbitant numbers he plays golf?????? what kind of monster does that. Maybe one of those golf clubs will hit him in the head.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. THIS is a big plus for JOE. (Glad he did it)

NOW he gets credit either way it comes down!!

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