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US News United States: Joe Biden pledges to help all Americans affected by crisis

03:05  02 december  2020
03:05  02 december  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Twelve million Americans will no longer receive unemployment benefits at the end of the month. And this as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the United States. President-elect Joe Biden, who introduced his economics team on Tuesday, called for Congress to pass an immediate envelope and pledged he would help Americans fight the crisis as soon as it arrives to the White House.

With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet

"To the Americans who are struggling right now, our message is this: help is coming," promised Joe Biden. And Janet Yellen, nominated for the post of Secretary of the Treasury, added, “So many people struggle to put food on the table, pay their bills and pay their rent, it's an American tragedy.

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As president, Joe Biden plans to take immediate steps to renew U . S . democracy and alliances, protect the United States ' economic future, and have America lead the world. He has abdicated American leadership in mobilizing collective action to meet new threats, especially those unique to this century.

Today, Joe Biden issued the following statement and subsequent policy plan urging Donald Trump In times of global crisis , America should lead. We should be the first to offer help to people who are My heart goes out to all Americans who are suffering from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

But in stark contrast, the Secretary of the Treasury has touted the successes of the US economy to Congress and called for the lifting of containment measures, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country.

“The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9%, a rate that we didn't expect to reach until the first quarter of 2021,” said Steve Mnuchin. But new containment measures are preventing this remarkable progress and seriously damaging American businesses and workers. "

The president of the Central Bank considers that the increase in cases of coronavirus is worrying. This could pose new challenges for the economy, said Jerome Powell, who advocates, like the Democratic president-elect, for a new aid plan to be passed quickly.

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Biden selects new boss for the Pentagon .
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