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Biden ‘Open to Negotiate’ on Stimulus, Seeks GOP Backing

  • Unemployment benefits under last bill run out in mid-March
  • Biden team faced series of questions on $1.9 trillion plan
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Biden Says He's Optimistic About Prospects for Aid Package
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President Joe Biden said he’s open to reshaping his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal as the administration seeks a bipartisan deal, though didn’t rule out pursuing a Democrat-only route for passage.

“I’m open to negotiate,” Biden said at a news conference on Monday. Still, he said “time is of the essence and I must tell you I’m reluctant to cherry pick and take out one or two items here.”