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Biden Demands Trillions in New Aid, Renews $2,000-Checks Goal

Jan. 8, 2021, 9:55 PM

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday called for trillions of dollars in immediate further fiscal support, including increased direct payments, after a surge in coronavirus cases caused U.S. payrolls to drop for the first time since April.

“The price tag will be high,” Biden said of his planned package in Wilmington, Delaware. He promised to lay out his proposals next Thursday, before taking office on Jan. 20. “It will be in the trillions of dollars.”

Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware on Jan. 8.
Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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