By JOSH BOAK 

Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

 

January 22, 2021



BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to speed a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package.

The two executive orders that Biden signed would increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.

"This can help tens of millions of families — especially those who cannot provide meals for their kids," Biden said. "A lot of Americans are hurting. The...



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