President Biden joined the weekly Senate Democratic Caucus lunch meeting today to make the case for speedy passage of the American Rescue Plan and get input from Senators on the path forward. During the call, the President highlighted the broad support the package has received – including from a bipartisan majority of the American people, state and local leaders, labor, and the business community – and noted the urgency of passing the bill to speed up vaccinations and the safe reopening of schools. With the Senate preparing to take up the Rescue Plan, the President urged the caucus to remain united in its commitment to passing a package big enough to meet the economic and health crises we face, and to act swiftly to pass it before unemployment benefits for around 11 million Americans start expiring on March 14.

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