Capitol Report: Biden speaks with Pelosi, Schumer on ‘urgent need’ for COVID relief bill

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President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday spoke with top congressional Democrats about the “urgent need” for a deal on a bill that would provide more resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and support workers and state governments. Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said such a bill is needed in the lame duck session of Congress, according to a joint statement. A fiscal stimulus deal, however, appears no closer after the election, with Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still disagreeing on the size of a package needed.
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