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Yellen says the US needs to ‘go big’ with stimulus package, in contrast to Republicans who are deeply critical of the growing national debt

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The US treasury secretary Janet Yellen on Friday said the US government needed to “go big” with its coronavirus stimulus relief. 

Yellen spoke in favor of President Joe Biden’s planned $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which is working its way through Congress. 

“Well, it’s a big package, but I think that we need to go big now, and that we can afford to go big,” Yellen told PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff in an interview broadcast late Friday. 

She added: “And the most important thing is to get our economy back on track and help details ⇒

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