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Schumer Asks Biden to Seek More Than $1.3 Trillion in Relief

  • Biden plans to unveil his economic assistance plan Thursday
  • Aid for states, left out of last package, seen included
Chuck Schumer
Chuck SchumerPhotographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has pressed President-elect Joe Biden to propose more than $1.3 trillion in spending for his initial round of Covid-19 relief, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The two have discussed Biden’s plans ahead of the president-elect’s announcement on his economic-rebuilding proposals, the person said, asking not to be named as the talks were private. Biden is set to speak at 7:15 p.m. Thursday to outline “his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package,” his transition team said in a statement.