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Watch President Joe Biden deliver remarks before signing several executive actions addressing the economic crisis in America.
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Pres. Joe Biden delivers remarks on the state of the economy before signing a slew of executive actions that offer further relief to those hit hardest by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The slight uptick in the economy briefly seen over the summer has officially disappeared, with the country reporting a greater job loss in December than in April and roughly 900,000 more Americans filing unemployment last week. ‘The single most important thing economically right now is to take decisive action,’ says Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council. Some of the executive actions Biden is signing today includes calling for a $15 minimum wage for federal employees and contractors, expanding protections for employees who quit their jobs due to feeling unsafe in their work environments, and increasing federal assistance for the millions of Americans facing food insecurity. These orders will be in addition to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill that he hopes Congress, with both chambers controlled by Democrats, will pass in the near future.

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