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tv   President Biden Meets with House Democratic Leaders  CSPAN  February 5, 2021 8:26pm-8:30pm EST

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without -- the right without pushing them to the far right. i'm not sure that's the zeitgeist the united states is going right now. where people seem to be getting elevated and credited for they'r e basically outbidding each other for increasingly extreme behaviors and responses against the right. we need to pay attention to that threat, and not just the threat coming from the far-right itself. >> the federal response to the attack on the u.s. capitol s unday night at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span's q&a. >> president biden met with house democratic leaders to talk about his economic proposal and january job numbers. he also stressed the urgency of passing his coronavirus relief package. pres. biden: we are going to be
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talking about the recovery package, but you saw the jobs report. only 6000 private sector jobs have been created, and at that rate is going to take ten years before we get to full employment. that's not hyperbole. that's the factor we going to be in in a situation where it will take a long, long time, and i appreciate you all coming over because any urgency with which you are moving. this is about people's lives. this not just about numbers. this is not people's lives. i don't need to tell any of you, they are really hurting, people being evicted. all the numbers of people who are needy and seeking mental health services now. suicide is up. people are really feeling the whole -- the hole. do not how to get out.
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you've given them a lot of hope, a lot of hope, and as a say in southern delaware, with a good grace of god we can do something great so thank you all. president obama put be in charge of the recovery act, and he was hard as hell, but get the votes for to begin with and then it was hard as hell to get even the number we got. but one thing we learned is we can't do too much here. we can do too little. we can do too little and sputter. but again the end result is that just the macroeconomic impact on the economy and our ability to compete internationally. it's people's lives, real life people are hurting and we can fix it and we can succeed and irony of all ironies is, when we help them we are also helping our competitive capacity through the remainder of this decade. it's real. we have a chance to do something big here and i think you for -- i thank you for last night,
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yesterday and what you will be doing in this recovery act. and i can hardly wait to sit down with peter defazio towork -- to work on infrastructure. so thank you all for being here. thank you for coming in. i appreciate it. >> [inaudible question] >> following their meeting about that economic recovery plan, house democratic leader spoke to reporters outside the white house. this is about 20 minutes. >> i wanted to see if it was still morning or afternoon. good day to all of you. so, so delighted to be at the white house. i know i can speak to all of our colleagues when i say that. to visit with pren


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