Elected president Joe BidenJoe BidenBooker: Proposed COVID-19 Emergency Bill Is ‘Far Away’ From Desired Pandemic Aid For States And Communities Trump To Name Giuliani’s Son For Holocaust Memorial Council Role to put: report MORE released a joint ad for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s second round, arguing that he needs a majority in the Senate to pass a COVID-19 aid package struggling to pass through to come to Congress.
Georgia, I know it’s tough right now. But I want you to know that help is on the way, ”says Biden in the 60-second direct-to-camera ad.
“My government is preparing to defeat COVID-19 and provide economic support to the American people,” said Biden, adding that he was willing to sign an aid package on his first day of work.
“Let me be clear, I need Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the United States Senate to get this done,” Biden said.
Congress is approaching a $ 900 billion COVID-19 bill, but lawmakers hope it will be signed into law President TrumpDonald Trump Domestic Secretary Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Two Days Of Meeting With Officials: South Carolina Republican Report Tests Positive For Coronavirus Hours After Speaking On House Floor Trump To Name Giuliani’s Son For Role On Holocaust Memorial Council MORE as part of a larger spending package. Congress hopes to complete work on the bill and send it to Trump before Christmas.
Biden has backed the package but described it as a down payment, saying Congress should take additional steps.
Ossof and Warnock run against Sens. David PerdueDavid Perdue Republicans Keep Slight Lead In Georgia Senate Runoffs: Poll With Senate at Stake, Georgia Is On Our Mind Senate GOP Against Trump: Election Is Over MORE (R-Ga.) And Kelly LoefflerKelly Loeffler Republicans Hold Slight Lead In Georgia Senate Runoffs: Poll With Senate at Stake, Georgia Is On Our Mind Senate GOP Against Trump: Elections Are Over MORE (R-Ga.) On January 5 to determine which party controls the senate. Democrats must win both seats to achieve a 50-50 split in the upper chamber, which could make vice president-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden plans to get COVID-19 vaccination in public as early as next week. to cast binding votes.
Biden became the first Democrat to win in Georgia in 2020 since then Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden plans to get COVID-19 vaccination publicly next week Pence, other Trump officials to get vaccine publicly Biden rallies Democrats in Georgia to ensure Senate majority MORE in 1992, narrowly defeating President Trump by about 10,000 votes.
Polls show that both Senate races are extremely tight.
Biden campaigned in Georgia this week at an open-air rally for Ossoff and Warnock.