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Republicans in Congress are starting to oppose Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic rescue package

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President-elect Joe Biden’s economic rescue package is starting to run into early opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are blasting its large price tag as well as a measure to more than double the current federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas called it “another economic blind buffalo that does nothing to save Main Street businesses, get people back to work, or strengthen our economy” in a statement on Thursday evening.

Other Republicans echoed those arguments on Friday. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, set to be the ranking Republican on the details ⇒

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