Biden Says He’d Choose Passing Covid Stimulus Over Bipartisanship with GOP

Date: 2021-02-05 18:40:12

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President Joe Biden says the rescue plan he is pushing forward in Congress is the “answer to the crisis we are in.”

Biden’s comments came shortly after meeting with the House Democratic committee chairs who aim to put his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on a fast track to becoming law.

Final House passage of the budget resolution, expected Friday, will serve as the starting gun for the House and Senate as Democrats race to enact the package by mid-March.

Biden’s meeting with lawmakers comes after the Senate approved a measure that would let Democrats muscle the relief plan through the chamber without Republican support.

Vice President Kamala Harris was in the chair to cast the tie-breaking vote, her first.

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