Thursday night, President-elect Joe Biden declared “We need to make sure that workers who have COVID-19 symptoms are quarantined, and those who need to take care of their family members with COVID-19 symptoms should be able to stay home from work and still get paid. This will reduce the spread of the virus and make sure workers get the support they need to maintain their families. But what they need about–we need about $400 billion in funding from Congress to make all of what I just said happen.”
“It’s a great deal,” he continued “but I’m convinced we are ready to get this done. The very health of our nation is at stake. Our rescue plan also includes immediate relief to Americans hardest hit and most in need.”
“We will finish the job of getting a total of $2000 in cash relief to people who need it the most; the $600 already appropriated is simply not enough. We just have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table,” he added.