Biden: COVID plan must pass 'no ifs, ands or buts"

The Biden administration is pushing for broader support for its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan. While leaving White House for Walter Reed Army Hospital, President Joe Biden insisted, "the COVID relief has to pass - no ifs, ands or buts." (Jan. 29)

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[HELICOPTER WHIRRING]

JOE BIDEN: Going out to visit some of the soldiers and sailors that are wounded and [? look ?] at the vaccination procedure. I've been at Walter Reed a lot. I spent almost six months there myself as a patient.

And in addition to that, as vice president, every single Christmas, we spent all of Christmas Day at Walter Reed. These kids are amazing. And thank God there's not as many people to visit. [? So ?] all the people I'm seeing today who are being treated-- four of them amputees-- are people who, in fact, are retired. But they're the real heroes.

And then we're going to go see the vaccination distribution. So their-- I spent a lot of time at Walter Reed. They're-- they're great Americans. They're great people. Nice to see you all.

- Any progress on your COVID bill?

- [INAUDIBLE]

JOE BIDEN: I'm sorry.

- Do you support passing COVID relief through budget reconciliation?

JOE BIDEN: I support passing COVID relief with support from Republicans, if we can get it. But the COVID relief has to pass. There's no ifs, ands, or buts. Thank you.