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Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

May 27, 2021

Q. Mr. President——

Q. Mr. President, your response to the Republicans' counteroffer?

The President's Federal Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2022/Infrastructure and Jobs Legislation

Q. Mr. President, can you confirm that you're going to submit a $6 trillion budget?

The President. I beg your pardon.

Q. Six trillion dollar budget, can you confirm the topline number?

The President. Well, we'll confirm that—that will all be distributed. And one of the things I want to tell you is that I haven't had a chance yet to go over the details of the counteroffer made by Capito. I'll be—we're going to meet sometime next week, and we'll see if we can move that. And I'll have more to say about that at the time.

Q. Are you going to be—[inaudible]—Mr. President?

2019 Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan, China

Q. What do you expect to get from your review—your 90-day review on where the origins of the coronavirus were?

The President. If I knew that, I wouldn't ask for a 90-day review. I don't know.

Q. What can they get that they haven't found in the last year?

Intelligence Community Investigation on COVID-19 Origins

Q. Will you pledge to release it in full? Will you pledge to release the report in full after 90 days?

The President. Yes. That's—unless there's something I'm unaware of.

Q. [Inaudible]

Infrastructure and Jobs Legislation

Q. Sir, what do you think of the proposal? Is the proposal too small for you from the Republicans? What is your thought on it?

The President. I had a good conversation—very brief, but a good conversation—with Capito, the Senator. And I told her we would—she's going to contact me next week. I told her we have to finish this really soon. And there's another Republican group that also wants to talk.

And—but we're going to have to close this down soon.

Q. What—how——

Q. [Inaudible]

NOTE: The President spoke at 11:48 a.m. prior to boarding Air Force One en route to Cleveland, OH.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/350102

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