Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate of the United States, held talks with Senate Democratic Leader Schumer and House Speaker Pelosi. This is also the first time since the election that Biden has met with senior Democratic Party officials.
In a joint statement issued after the meeting, Congress should pass an economic assistance plan to deal with the coronavirus epidemic as soon as possible.
The joint statement issued by Biden’s office said that the package should include the resources needed to fight the coronavirus epidemic, relieve pressure for working families and small businesses, support state and local governments to provide salaries to front-line workers, expand unemployment insurance, and provide negative for millions of families. Affordable medical services.
According to a senior Biden aide, Biden is currently pushing Congress to pass the economic assistance plan to deal with the coronavirus epidemic by the end of the year. The aide warned on the 20th that there is no more room for delay. But the Republican and Democratic parties in Congress have been deeply divided for months on the scope and funding of the plan.
According to Reuters, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said on the 19th that Senate Republican Leader McConnell has agreed to resume negotiations on the economic assistance plan. The report also quoted a senior Democratic aide as saying that staff representing McConnell, Schumer, Pelosi and House Republican Leader McCarthy met on the 19th to discuss economic assistance plans to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.