Biden says Congress needs to ‘act now’ on $1.9tn Covid relief proposal

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Biden says Congress needs to ‘act now’ on $1.9tn Covid relief proposal




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President said he supported passing relief with or without Republicans

Joe Biden said on Friday that Congress needs to “act now” on his $1.9tn Covid-19 relief proposal, even without Republican support, adding that most economists believe additional economic stimulus is needed.

“We have to act now,” the president told reporters at the White House. “There is an overwhelming consensus among economists … that this is a unique moment and the cost of inaction is high.”

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