WH wants Dems to be patient as Biden pushes for bipartisan stimulus

Biden has spent the last several days on the phone with lawmakers in both parties, and his team has started a blitz in recent days not only to walk through the proposal with lawmakers and staff, but also listen to their concerns and potential proposed changes.

One key meeting between National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and a group of 16 bipartisan senators will take place on Sunday. But more are planned — and Biden himself is expected to be an active player in the days and weeks ahead.

“The President has made clear to his team that we should be reaching out to members of Congress from both parties to make the case for the rescue and engage with them and understand their concerns,” Deese told reporters during a briefing on Friday.