President Joe Biden said Friday it's clear the U.S. economy "is still in trouble."
He pledged to "act fast," even without Republican support, to get Americans the stimulus he believes they need, The Associated Press reports.
"It's very clear our economy is still in trouble. We added just 6,000 private-sector jobs in the country last month. Overall, we added 49,000 jobs, and this at a time when we have more than 10 million people out of work. 4 million people have been out of work for six months or longer, and 2.5 million women have been driven from the workforce. Fifteen million Americans are behind on their rental payments. Twenty-four million adults and 12 million children literally don't have enough food to eat," he said.