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Biden focuses on the economy on second day in office

Updated 4:22 PM EST, Fri January 22, 2021
Biden: We cannot, will not let Americans go hungry

What you need to know

  • The Senate has confirmed retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as Defense secretary.
  • President Biden is expected to sign two executive actions today related to economic relief. He rolled out his national strategy yesterday to battle Covid-19, signing several initiatives to ramp up vaccinations, expand testing and reopen schools.
  • Meanwhile, the article of impeachment against former President Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced.

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