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Biden tells Dems to ‘go big’ on COVID-19 relief, but fewer could get stimulus

President Joe Biden told House Democrats to ‘go big’ because “a lot of people are hurting in our country today.”

The message came down on Wednesday, as negotiations continue on what the next coronavirus relief bill will look like. “We need to act. We need to act fast. We need to restore the soul of the country,” Biden said.

He’s holding firm on the $1.9 trillion deal that was promised on the campaign trail, even as Republicans say they would like to see something smaller – to the tune of $600 billion.

“I’m not going to start my administration by breaking a promise to the American people,” Biden said on a call.

The goal remains to have the relief, which would likely send $1,400 checks to most Americans by March. That said, Biden has apparently expressed interest in limiting who could receive the stimulus.

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