Biden Stresses Coronavirus Relief While Warning of ‘Very Dark Winter’

Washington — President-elect Joe Biden issued an urgent plea Monday for Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to set aside their policy differences and reach consensus on a coronavirus relief bill as the nation braces for a “very dark winter” with coronavirus infections skyrocketing.

“The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control,” Mr. Biden said in remarks on the economy after meeting with business and labor leaders. “It’s a conscious decision. It’s a choice that we make.”

Mr. Biden said the American people are desperate for elected officials in both parties to “cooperate” and “deliver results” that alleviate the economic pain wrought by the pandemic, and called for Congress to “come together and pass a COVID-relief package” such as the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion package passed by the House in May. The measure, however, is a nonstarter in the GOP-led Senate, where Republicans are at an impasse with their Democratic colleagues on the size and scope of the next economic relief bill.

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