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Biden Seeks Rapid Help for Millions With Big Stimulus at Risk

  • Biden plans executive action on food provision, U.S. contracts
  • Broader Covid-19 relief proposal meets skepticism from GOP
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President Joe Biden will mark his third day in office with executive actions to boost food assistance for impoverished Americans and use federal contracts as a step toward his proposed nationwide minimum-wage hike, seeking immediate help for an economy struggling to cope with Covid-19.

The executive actions Biden is set to sign Friday at the White House also include a restoration of rights for federal workers that were stripped by his predecessor Donald Trump.