The Biden plan will ask Congress to approve up to USD 400 billion to combat the novel coronavirus so it can establish community vaccination sites across the United States and boost testing and tracing, Sputnik quoted from a release issued by Biden's transition team.
The team said that the Biden's USD 1.9 trillion 'American Rescue Plan' is ambitious, but achievable, and will rescue the American economy and start beating the virus.
It further said, "Congress should act expeditiously to help working families, communities, and small businesses persevere through the pandemic."
The plan has also proposed to provide eligible individuals with USD 1,4000 in stimulus payments.
The plan seeks to provide USD 130 billion to help US schools safely reopen within the first 100 days of Biden's presidency.
On January 20, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be taking the oath.
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