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Virus Update: Biden Seeks $1.9 Trillion for Relief Bill; India to Supply Millions of Vaccine Doses to Neighbors

By January 15, 2021No Comments

President-elect Joe Biden will ask Congress for $1.9 trillion to fund immediate relief for the pandemic-wracked U.S. economy, a package that risks swift Republican opposition over big-ticket spending on Democratic priorities including aid to state and local governments, Bloomberg reported.


The proposal unveiled Thursday will be followed in coming weeks by a second, broader jobs and economic recovery plan that will include money for longer-term development goals such as infrastructure and climate change, a senior incoming Biden administration official told reporters.