US President Joe Biden met with top executives of the country’s leading companies to discuss the $ 1.9 trillion economic rescue package for the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also attended the meeting held in the Oval Office in the White House.
Jamie Dimon, Chief Executive of JPMorgan Chase, one of the major US banks, Doug McMillon, Senior Manager of the retail chain Walmart, Sonia Syngal, Senior Manager of the clothing store Gap, Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s Executive and Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce, was among the people.
In a statement before the meeting, Biden stated that the United States has invited leading business people to discuss the state of the economy and the bailout package.
Stating that they will also address infrastructure investments and the minimum wage, Biden added that he was curious about the opinions of business people, and that they found common ground with Democrats and some Republicans on the economic recovery package, therefore he was optimistic.
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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