Biden pushes to get food, cash to crisis-hit Americans

Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden, in just his third day on the job, ordered help for hungry Americans Friday in a rush to pull the country from its multi-pronged pandemic crisis. The latest orders boosting food aid and speeding up stimulus payments were modest in scale but reinforced Biden’s message that he wants to act decisively against coronavirus and the related economic fallout. It’s a task he is trying to accomplish while simultaneously getting his government confirmed — with defense secretary nominee Lloyd Austin winning Senate approval Friday — and bracing for turmoil from a lo…

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