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Biden urges Trump to sign COVID-19 relief bill
President-elect says millions of Americans will lose unemployment benefits and homelessness on holidays otherwise
US President-elect Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to sign the COVID-19 Economic Aid Bill so that “millions of Americans can put food on the table and have a roof over their heads this holiday season.”.
“Today is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they can make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic aid bill passed by Congress – an overwhelming and bipartisan majority,” Biden said in a statement released on Saturday.
According to Biden, Trump’s actions, which he described as “refusing to be held accountable,” will be devastating..
“Today, about ten million Americans will lose unemployment insurance benefits,” the president-elect said. – In a few days, government funding will expire, which will jeopardize the provision of vital services and the payment of salaries to military personnel. In less than a week, the moratorium on evictions expires, due to which millions of people can wash and be evicted from their homes during the holidays “.
“The delay means more small businesses will not survive this bleak winter as they lose access to the life-saving aid they need and Americans will face new delays in the direct payments they deserve as soon as possible to cope with the economic disruption. caused by COVID-19, “he continued.
Biden stressed that this bill is extremely important and must be signed. At the same time, he called it the first step in a set of measures to be taken next year to revive the economy and contain the pandemic..
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