Biden calls on Congress to pass new COVID-19 relief package

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask to speak about the U.S. economy after attending a briefing in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to come together and pass a new coronavirus relief package.

In remarks on the economy, Biden urged lawmakers in both chambers to pass a package similar to the one first passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in May and then revised in October. “Once we shut down the virus and deliver economic relief to workers and business, then we can start to build back better than before,” Biden said.

Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Chris Reese