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Biden Warms to Fast-Track Stimulus After Liberal Pressure Mounts

  • Psaki says relief bill ‘likely’ to advance by reconciliation
  • Republicans dismayed Democrats rejected bipartisan approach
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WATCH: Biden and White House officials are refusing to heed GOP appeals to scale back the administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus.Source: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden and White House officials are siding with liberal Democrats stung by past efforts to reach compromise with Republicans and refusing to heed GOP appeals to scale back the administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus.

Biden entered talks last week with a group of Republican senators who proposed a bill just one-third the size of his pandemic-relief package. They were the first lawmakers he invited to the White House as president, raising concern on the left he might seriously entertain their counter-proposal.