Senate clears manner for Biden’s COVID aid bundle

President Joe Biden hosted Democratic leaders within the Oval Workplace Friday as his administration presses Congress to cross his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bundle.

Indicators of the continuing stress on the economic system from the pandemic had been evident within the newest employment report, which confirmed that employers added a meager 49,000 jobs in January.

Biden famous that the roles report indicated that simply 6,000 jobs had been created within the personal sector. “At that fee, it’s going to take 10 years earlier than we get to full unemployment,” he mentioned. “That’s not hyperbole. That’s a truth.”

“We’re going to be in a scenario the place it takes a protracted, very long time,” he instructed reporters.

The Oval Workplace assembly got here simply hours after the Senate set the stage for passage of the bundle, probably the tip of the month.

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