Coronavirus stimulus: Joe Biden to meet with Republican senators about relief bill

President Biden will meet with 10 GOP senators after they put forward a $618 billion counteroffer to his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.

  • President Joe Biden will meet with 10 Republican senators as he tries to pass a coronavirus relief package.
  • The GOP lawmakers put forward a $618 billion aid package, which scales back the direct payments and unemployment benefits in Biden’s plan and does not include state and local government aid.
  • Biden has to decide whether to move forward with his $1.9 trillion proposal with only Democratic votes in the Senate or try to negotiate a smaller piece of legislation with Republicans.

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