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Capitol Report: Biden, union chief, to discuss coronavirus help and infrastructure at White Home assembly

President Joe Biden will discuss his coronavirus relief package and infrastructure with union leaders on Wednesday, moving forward two of his key agenda items.

The White House said Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris would meet with senior executives to discuss his $ 1.9 trillion aid package and "learn about the president's infrastructure plan." The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. East.

"Today President Biden will meet with union leaders to thank them for their role as workers' advocate and support a strong American middle class, and to discuss the importance of passing the US rescue plan, which will not only help contain the pandemic and provide immediate economic relief." but will also create jobs, including good union jobs, ”White House press secretary Jen Psaki said before the meeting.

Democrats in Congress are preparing Biden stimulus laws to be passed in the next few weeks. And the president has started to step up his commitment to infrastructure
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Meeting with lawmakers last week following campaigns to improve roads and bridges in the US.

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Work is an important constituency for Biden. The president has received praise from the unions for his executive order “Buy American” but has also faced a setback after revoking approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Scheduled attendees include AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, North American Construction Union President Sean McGarvey, and International President of the International Association of Engineers and Aerospace Workers Robert Martinez Jr.

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