Stimulus plan: Why Biden ‘very much wants to do a bipartisan deal’
CNBC contributor Ben White said that President Joe Biden "very much wants to do a bipartisan deal" when it comes to his administration's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan to lift America out of its economic crisis. Biden vowed to act quickly and fix the U.S. economy during his second full day in office. He called his plan a "moral obligation" to deliver millions of Americans financial relief, and signed two executive orders Friday. Friday's executive orders build upon Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. The White House says it is doing outreach this Sunday and there's a phone call set with 16 senators to discuss the president's relief plan.cnbc.com
Why lawmakers from both parties hope Trump 'calms down and simply signs the bill very quietly'
Lawmakers from both parties have urged Trump to sign the bill as is. "The best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill, and I still hope that's what he decides to do," Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. "It took us a long time to get to where we are, I think reopening that bill would be a mistake." A senior Senate Republican aide told NBC News that the bill was being flown to Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump is spending Christmas. One of the president's demands included bigger stimulus checks of $2,000 instead of $600.cnbc.com