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Biden, Yellen back fast Senate stimulus action to boost economy

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - President Biden called on lawmakers to quickly approve his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid package, which passed the House of Representatives early Saturday and heads to the Senate.
“It's time to act,” Biden said in brief remarks Saturday at the White House, adding that an “overwhelming” percentage of the Americans support the legislation.
“We have no time to waste,” Biden said. “If we act now, decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus, we can finally get our economy moving again.”
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a two-part tweet that the...
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At Black History Event, Harris Champions COVID-19 Bill For Its Aid To Black Americans

At Black History Event, Harris Champions COVID-19 Bill For Its Aid To Black Americans

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The vice president touted how President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package would benefit Black Americans hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.
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Biden, Yellen Back Fast Senate Stimulus Action to Boost Economy

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

President Joe Biden called on lawmakers to quickly approve his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package, which passed the House of Representatives early Saturday and heads to the Senate.
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Nearly three dozen GOP mayors back Biden's COVID-19 relief package

Nearly three dozen GOP mayors back Biden's COVID-19 relief package

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement While President Joe Biden faces firm opposition to his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package from congressional Republicans, many elected GOP officials outside of Washington DC are singing a different tune.
Roughly 32 GOP mayors, representing cities from Oklahoma City and Arlington, Texas to Carmel, Indiana and Mesa, Arizona, are among 425 mayors who backed the relief bill in a letter through the US Conference of Mayors to Congress.
"American cities and our essential workers have been serving at the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year," the...
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