Biden: The Rescue Plan Is Absolutely Essential for Getting Kids Back to School

‘At that rate it would take two years to get us back on track’


BIDEN: “And some of last month's job growth is a result of the December relief package. But without a rescue plan, these gains are going to slow. We can’t afford one step forward and two steps backwards. We need to beat the virus, provide a sense of relief and build an inclusive recovery. People need the help now. In less than two weeks, enhanced unemployment benefits will begin to expire for 11 million people. At least 7 million kids don’t have enough food to eat on a regular basis. 13 million people are behind in their rent. And the rescue plan is absolutely essential for turning this around, getting kids back to school safely, getting a lifeline to small business and getting the upper hand on Covid-19. That’s what we're going to be talking about now so I thank you all for coming on in. Thank you."

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