Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to 'go big'
February 4, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden encouraged Democratic lawmakers Wednesday to "act fast" on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but also signaled he's open to changes, including limiting the proposed $1,400 direct payments to Americans with lower income levels, which could draw Republican support.
Biden told lawmakers in private comments he's "not married" to an absolute number for the overall package but wants them to "go big" on pandemic relief and "restore the soul of the country."
"Look, we got a lot of people hurting in our country today," Biden said on a private call with Hous...