Biden sets agenda for first 100 days as president

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U.S. president-elect, Joseph R. Biden Jr., on Friday, set an agenda for the first 100 days of his presidency.

Biden said in his first 100 days as president, he will take aggressive action to contain COVID-19, provide resources to small businesses, families, schools, and state and local governments to power the economic recovery, and invest in the middle class to build back better.

Biden made the disclosure when he, and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Delaware.

The readout of their meeting said Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer discussed “their shared priorities to provide immediate help to struggling working families and small businesses.”

“President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Schumer discussed the surges in COVID-19 infection rates and the corresponding economic strain that communities, working families, and small businesses are experiencing across the country.

“They agreed that Congress needed to pass a bipartisan emergency aid package in the lameduck session, and that package should include resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, relief for working families and small businesses, support for state and local governments trying to keep frontline workers on the payroll, expanded unemployment insurance, and affordable health care for millions of families,” the Biden office added.

The president-elect asked the Democratic leadership for their support and partnership in advancing this agenda and delivering on the American people’s mandate for action,” the statement read.

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