US President-elect Joe Biden, arrives with Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to announces his economic team at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 1, 2020 AFP
Joe Biden is calling on Congress to pass a ``robust package for relief'' to address the economic and public health crisis brought on by the COVID pandemic.
The president-elect made the comments introducing his economic team in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Congressional leaders have been locked in a stalemate over a COVID relief package, with Democrats and Republicans unable to agree on the price tag or content of a potential bill, though a team of bipartisan lawmakers released their own compromise legislation on Tuesday.
Biden said, however, any package passed during the lame duck session of Congress would be ``at best just a start'' and that his team is already working on his own proposal for the new Congress ``to address the multiple crises we're facing.'' He said the team of economic advisers he announced Tuesday would play a ``critical role'' in shaping the Biden administration's plan to revive the economy.