Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to ‘go big’

  • President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and other Democratic lawmakers to discuss a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday he’s “not married” to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to “act fast” on relief for the pandemic and the economic crisis.