President Joe Biden met with a gaggle of 10 Republicans on the White Home on Monday to debate COVID relief legislation, however he rapidly made it clear following the assembly that he gained’t accept a watered-down GOP proposal.

The White Home referred to as the assembly “productive” and recommitted itself to working with Republicans going ahead, however emphasised that they’ll reject any proposal that doesn’t adequately tackle the general public well being and financial crises going through the nation.

“[Biden] won’t decelerate work on this pressing disaster response, and won’t accept a package deal that fails to satisfy the second,” the White Home mentioned.

The full statement:

The President and the Vice President had a substantive and productive dialogue with Republican senators this night on the White Home. The group shared a want to get assist to the American folks, who’re struggling by the worst well being and financial disaster in a technology.

Whereas there have been areas of settlement, the President additionally reiterated his view that Congress should reply boldly and urgently, and famous many areas which the Republican senators’ proposal doesn’t tackle. He reiterated that whereas he’s hopeful that the Rescue Plan can move with bipartisan help, a reconciliation package deal is a path to attain that finish. The President additionally made clear that the American Rescue Plan was rigorously designed to satisfy the stakes of this second, and any modifications in it can’t depart the nation in need of its urgent wants.

The President expressed his hope that the group might proceed to debate methods to strengthen the American Rescue Plan because it strikes ahead, and discover areas of frequent floor — together with work on small enterprise help and diet packages. He reiterated, nevertheless, that he won’t decelerate work on this pressing disaster response, and won’t accept a package deal that fails to satisfy the second.

The American folks need outcomes

Whereas Joe Biden continues to make real efforts to cross the aisle – one thing Donald Trump by no means did – he clearly acknowledges the unprecedented nature of the crises he inherited.

Biden and his workforce have additionally realized the teachings of the Obama years, when Democrats spent priceless time chasing after Republican votes for main items of laws, simply to be left hanging excessive and dry.

As MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mentioned on Monday night time, “[Democrats] bear in mind what occurred the final time they have been on this scenario in 2009, and they don’t seem to be going to let what occurred below President Obama occur once more this time.”

Greater than anything, the American folks need outcomes, particularly at a time when so many individuals are struggling. The White Home clearly acknowledges that.

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