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Biden Boosts Virus Aid as Opposition Grows to $1.9 Trillion Bill

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Biden Says Rescue Plan Would Create 7.5 Million Jobs

President Joe Biden turned to executive action to help Americans with finances depleted by the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, as his more ambitious legislative proposals face mounting opposition on Capitol Hill.

Biden directed his administration to boost food assistance for needy Americans and leverage federal contracts to improve pay for low-wage workers in executive orders signed Friday at the White House.