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Biden Calls Coronavirus Aid an ‘Economic Imperative’
President Biden signed two govt orders Friday, directing extra federal help to Americans struggling as a result of coronavirus pandemic and laying the groundwork to institute a $15 minimal wage for federal staff.
We stay in a once-in-a-century public well being disaster that’s led to probably the most unequal job and financial disaster in trendy historical past. And the disaster is barely deepening, it’s not getting higher. It’s deepening. We can’t, won’t let individuals go hungry. We can’t let individuals be evicted due to nothing they did themselves, and can’t watch individuals lose their jobs. And we now have to behave. We need to act now. It’s not simply to satisfy the ethical obligation to deal with our fellow Americans with the dignity, respect they deserve. This is an financial crucial. I’m signing an govt order that directs the entire of presidency, a complete of presidency effort, to assist tens of millions of Americans who’re badly hurting — requires all federal companies to do what they’ll do to supply reduction to households, small companies and communities. And within the days forward, I anticipate companies to behave. Let me contact on two methods these actions will help change Americans’ lives. The Department of Agriculture will think about taking quick steps to make it simpler for the hardest-hit households to enroll and declare extra beneficiant advantages within the crucial meals and diet help space. I anticipate the Department of Labor to ensure the proper to refuse employment that can jeopardize your well being, and if achieve this, you’ll nonetheless be capable of qualify for the insurance coverage. That’s a judgment. the Labor Department will make. We’re in a nationwide emergency. We must act like we’re in a nationwide emergency. So we’ve bought to maneuver with every thing we’ve bought. We’ve bought to do it collectively. The first one is the financial reduction associated to Covid-19 pandemic. Second one is defending the federal workforce.
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