President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urged the Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to set aside their political differences and reach consensus on a coronavirus relief law as the nation is facing a “very dark winter” with coronavirus exploding – Prepared for infections newsdos Digital Policy Assistant, Editor-in-Chief Stefan BecketandDigital reporter Melissa Quinn. “The Democrats and Republicans’ refusal to cooperate with each other is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control,” Biden said in a comment on the economy after meeting with business and union leaders. “It’s a conscious choice. It’s a choice we make.” Mr Biden said the American people are desperate for elected officials in both parties to “work together” and “produce results” that will alleviate the economic pain caused by the pandemic, and urged Congress to “come together and provide a COVID relief package.” To be passed “As the Heroes Act, the House passed a $ 3 trillion package in May. The move, however, is a non-runner in the GOP-led Senate, where Republicans are at an impasse with their Democratic counterparts over the size and scope of the next economic relief bill. Underscoring the need for Congress to provide federal aid to state and local governments, many facing budget constraints due to a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus crisis, Mr Biden warned that continued inaction could lead to layoffs of rescue workers. “The idea that the president is still playing golf and not doing anything about it is incomprehensible to me,” said the president-elect. “What does he do?”
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