Trump Says Congress Must Finish ‘Big and Focused’ Virus Aid Bill

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President Donald Trump renewed a push for lawmakers to proceed with fresh stimulus to sustain the U.S. recovery as the coronavirus spreads at a record pace across the world’s largest economy.

“Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill,” Trump tweeted Saturday while traveling via motorcade to his golf course in Virginia, without offering details. “Make it big and focused. Get it done!”

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Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!4:23 PM · Nov 14, 2020

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The comment echoed his call more than a month ago to “go big” on the relief negotiations.

But after Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden, his administration appeared to step back from negotiations on a new stimulus this week, leaving it to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to revive long-stalled talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Read more: White House Leaves Stimulus to Congress as Biden Enters Fray

President-elect Biden talked with Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer Thursday about the “urgent need” for Congress to provide resources to deal with the pandemic, according to a statement from the transition team.

Republican senators weren’t on board with the large stimulus package supported by Trump before the election.

— With assistance by Billy House

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