A stimulus package of epic proportions is out the door with no bipartisanship—and Biden claims he’s (finally) ready for primetime.
Reinventing Bipartisanship For The Biden Era.
Marking the first major legislative win for Biden and Democrats, the American Rescue Plan was approved by the House on Wednesday and sent to President Joe Biden’s desk for approval. The President signed the coronavirus relief bill into law on Thursday. The White House published a blog post explaining when and how Americans would receive $1,400 direct payments.
The bill was passed with zero Republican votes, but the Biden White House has made it clear that they don’t consider votes in Congress the only measure of bipartisanship. The American public is on board, the White House says, and Republicans in Congress are on the fringe.
“Bipartisanship is not determined by a single ZIP code in Washington, D.C.,” press secretary Jen Psaki said last week. “It’s about where the American people sit and stand. And the vast majority of the American people support the American Rescue Plan… Why are Republicans in Congress who aren’t supporting this package outliers in where the American public is in moving this forward?”
Biden Gets Ready For Primetime, As Americans Wonder About His Whereabouts.
In an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck, Biden announced his primetime address Thursday, where he prattled on endlessly about (Trump’s) vaccines, and failed to address how his original $2,000 check plan turned into a $1,400 check plan.
Joe Biden has still not held a press conference with members of the press, despite how friendly they are towards him.
More than half of U.S. voters told Rasmussen they’re concerned that Biden hasn’t held a press conference yet.
Biden Officials Prepare To Meet With China Counterparts In Alaska.
This week, State Department officials will hold the first high-level meetings with China of the Biden presidency.
On March 18, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security advisor Jake Sullivan will meet in Anchorage, Alaska, with Yang Jiechi, a high-ranking member of the CCP’s Politburo, and Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister.
“The meeting will take place following Secretary Blinken’s meetings with two of our closest regional allies in Tokyo and Seoul,” the State Department announcement reads. “Secretary Blinken and NSA Sullivan will discuss a range of issues with the PRC.”