U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at Biden’s transition headquarters in the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

November 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed in a meeting on Friday that Congress should pass a package of coronavirus economic aid in its current session, they said in a joint statement.

“That package should include resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, relief for working families and small businesses, support for state and local governments trying to keep frontline workers on the payroll, expanded unemployment insurance, and affordable health care for millions of families,” said the joint statement, released by Biden’s office.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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