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Joe Biden says the stimulus package being negotiated 'would be better' if it included a fresh wave of $1,200 payments - and suggests they are still in the mix

Posted On: Dec 4, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Joe Biden says the stimulus package being negotiated 'would be better' if it included a fresh wave of $1,200 payments - and suggests they are still in the mix

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden said during an economic event that the latest $908 billion stimulus package "would be better" if it included a fresh wave of direct payments for Americans.
"I think it would be better if it had the $1200, I understand that may still be in play," Biden said.
He continued: "The whole purpose of this is we've got to make sure people aren't thrown out of their apartments, lose their homes, are able to have unemployment insurance they can continue to feed their families on as we grow back the economy."
Biden said a CNN interview that aired Thursday evening he supported the package, while stressing he would seek to pass more federal aid after being sworn into office.
The comments come as progressive Democrats ratcheted up their criticism on Friday about the coronavirus relief package that's taking shape in Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, two prominent progressives, reiterated their call for another round of direct payments.
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