Democrats reach “universal agreement” to go “big and bold” on COVID relief after White House meeting with Biden

Democratic Senators on Wednesday said they had agreed to go “big and bold” after a White House meeting with President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters outside the White House that it was an hour and a half long meeting with the president.
“We had a long, serious, substantive meeting where we discussed many of the details of the bill that we have to put together over the next few weeks,” Schumer said. “There’s agreement, universal agreement we must go big and bold.”

He added: “We hope our Republican colleagues will join us in that, in that big bold program that America needs.

“We want to do it bipartisan, but we must be strong. We cannot dawdle, we cannot delay, we cannot dilute, because the troubles that this nation has and the opportunities that we can bring them are so large.

“So we’re gonna all work together with this president, we are united as one big whole package, working with our Republican friends, when we can.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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