Biden to push for immediate economic ‘rescue’ package, economic adviser By Reuters

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(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden intends to pressure Congress to take immediate action on additional pandemic relief efforts when he takes office next week, including more direct payments to households, he told Reuters one of its main economic advisers. In an appearance on Reuters Next, Brian Deese, who will head the National Economic Council in the new Democratic administration, said that Biden will present a two-way economic plan, one focusing first on a “rescue bucket” of funds to help Americans. the COVID-19 recession and a longer-term recovery effort that aims to comply with the Build Back Better plan that he introduced during the presidential campaign. Biden will unveil the plan on Thursday. “This is a very precarious time for our economy and our country right now,” Deese said.

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