Biden said “help is on the way” and called on Congress to pass a “robust” COVID-19 relief package while unveiling his administration’s economic team.


President-elect Joe Biden plans to meet online Wednesday with workers and small-business owners to discuss the economic crisis, as part of his preparations for taking office.

Biden highlighted the need for more federal stimulus spending Tuesday while introducing his economics team, including his choices to lead the Treasury Department and the White House Office of Management and Budget. Biden said a “robust” package is needed “now,” but that it would be “just a start.”

The prospects of Congress approving more spending before Biden takes office Jan. 20 – during the so-called “lame duck” session – are uncertain because of differences between how much Democrats and Republicans want to spend and on what.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to name his economic