Group of 10 responds to Administration’s COVID relief proposal

Following their more than two-hour meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris at the White House on Monday, the group of 10 Republican Senators sent a letter to President Biden responding to information shared by the President’s staff on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.  U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), who unveiled their Covid-19 relief compromise on Monday, provided feedback on the Administration’s proposal and identified both areas of agreement and needs that should be met through a more targeted approach.

“We appreciated your meeting with us on Monday to discuss how we can unite to pass a sixth bipartisan COVID-19 relief package to combat this persistent pandemic.  To date, Congress has provided more than $4 trillion to address the urgent health, societal, and economic consequences of the pandemic, including $900 billion that was signed into law just five weeks ago,” the Senators wrote.  “We have received some information and data from your office on your request for $1.9 trillion for your American Rescue Plan, and we look forward to receiving additional information on your small business and tax proposals.  In the spirit of continuing to have an open and productive dialogue, we want to provide feedback on the documents we received to date.  We remain committed to working in a bipartisan fashion and hope that you will take into account our views as the legislative process moves forward.”

 “Thank you for your consideration of our analysis and views,” the Senators continued.  “We look forward to receiving additional details on your $1.9 trillion request and to a further discussion of how best to assist the American people during this difficult time.”

Click HERE to read the Senators’ letter to President Biden.