U.S. National Economic Council Director Brian Deese addresses reporters at the top of the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 22, 2021.
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration plans to discuss the need for economic stimulus with a group of senators on Sunday, White House national economic council director Brian Deese said on Friday, as it seeks to build support for what it sees as a critical round of new coronavirus relief.
Without decisive action, we risk falling into a very serious economic hole, even more serious than the crisis we find ourselves,” Deese told reporters at a White House briefing.
Democratic President Joe Biden, who took office on Wednesday, has proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
Women, minorities and low-income service workers have been disproportionately impacted, with Black and Hispanic workers facing higher jobless rates than white workers.
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