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Remarks by President Biden Before Boarding Air Force One

May 27, 2021

Joint Base Andrews
Prince George's County, Maryland

11:48 A.M. EDT

Q Mr. President, can you confirm that you're going to (inaudible) trillion dollar 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'll 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 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 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 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 it (inaudible).

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

11:50 A.M. EDT

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