Biden holds first cabinet meeting Thursday

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Biden holds first cabinet meeting Thursday

The administration seeks to garner support for its infrastructure development plan

US President Joe Biden is hosting the first cabinet meeting on Thursday as his administration pushes its $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan forward, hoping to win congressional approval.

The meeting is taking place a week after the Senate approved the last member of the cabinet.

According to the White House press service, 25 people are taking part in the meeting, including the vice president and heads of various departments, in particular, the Ministry of Defense, the State Department, and the Ministry of Finance, as well as other high-ranking officials, such as the director of national intelligence.

The meeting will not take place in the Cabinet Room, but in the East Room, where there is more room for social distancing. All participants will be wearing protective masks.

In addition to the infrastructure plan, the administration is working to promote an already approved bill on economic assistance in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. The $ 1.9 trillion packages that Biden signed last month include direct payments to many households, assistance to businesses and local governments.

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