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Biden Calls on Congress to Pass COVID-19 Relief Bill

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Congress to pass a fresh COVID-19 relief package. “Right now Congress should come together and pass a COVID relief package like the HEROES Act that the House passed six months ago,” Biden told a press briefing in Wilmington, Delaware. House Democrats passed the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act in May, but it was never taken up by the Senate. “Once we shut down the virus and deliver economic relief to workers and businesses, then we can start to build back better than before,” Biden added. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Congress passed a package known as the CARES Act in March that authorized over $2 trillion for small businesses and job preservation, among other things. President Donald Trump signed the bill. Since then, Congress has declined to pass another large package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) …