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Psaki: Biden Does Not Think His COVID Relief Package Played Any Role in Inflation Increase

May 11, 2022

President Joe Biden does not believe his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, which was signed into law last year, played any role in the increase in inflation, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

Shortly after the president’s speech on inflation, a reporter asked Psaki, “I was hoping to clarify something President Biden said today on inflation. He said his policies helped, rather than hurt, on inflation. Does the president believe that his COVID relief package played any role in the increase in inflation last year?”