Photo: Tom Brenner/ReutersWASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 10 moderate Republican U.S. senators urged Democratic President Biden on Sunday to reconsider his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, saying they wanted a meeting to discuss a compromise that they said could win swift bipartisan support.
In a letter to Biden, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney and seven other senators said they would unveil on Monday their proposed legislation to address the coronavirus crisis.
Some Republicans, who have lost control of the Senate, have questioned the cost, while others urged more targeted measures.
They did not give an overall cost for compromised bill, but said money from previous COVID-19 relief bill passed last year remained unspent.
Congress, controlled by Democrats, is set to move this week on Biden’s plan to deliver a fresh infusion of COVID-19 relief to Americans and businesses reeling from the pandemic, which has killed more than 430,000 people in the United States.