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Biden Warns Of Growing Cost Of Delay On Economic Aid Plan

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President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Washington. Biden is traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP) — President Joe Biden is warning of a growing “cost of inaction” on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. And the White House says the new administration is searching for “creative” ways to garner public support for a package that has gotten a cold shoulder from Senate Republicans. In the age of the coronavirus, it’s not a matter of jumping on a plane to travel the country and try to gin up a groundswell. And at a time of deep polarization, Biden may struggle to convince Republican voters of the urgency at this particular moment after Congress already has approved $4 trillion in aid, including $900 billion last month.

 

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