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Senate Republicans Propose $618 Billion in Pandemic Relief as Counter to Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan

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Senate Republicans Propose $618 Billion in Pandemic Relief as Counter to Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan

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Ten Senate Republicans on Monday unveiled their $618 billion counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, which some members of the GOP have panned as an unworkable, liberal wish-list. Biden has proposed $160 billion for vaccines and testing, $170 billion for schools and universities, and funds to give certain Americans a $1,400-per-person stimulus check, among other provisions. Some Republicans have questioned the overall price tag, while others urged more targeted measures, particularly over the direct payments to individuals. Congress has approved some $4 trillion in emergency pandemic relief since the start of the pandemic last year, the largest rescue package in American history. The 10 Republican senators were scheduled to meet with Biden on Monday after he invited them to the White House following their request for a meeting to propose an alternative CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus stimulus package. “We appreciate the president’s quick response to our letter, and …

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