If Democrats agreed to the proposal, they would be able to pass bipartisan relief via the normal voting process.
Senate Democrats say the $600 billion COVID stimulus offer from 10 Republican Senators isn't worth wasting time on.
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President Joe Biden will on Monday meet with 10 Republican senators who have drawn up a smaller counter-proposal to his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue plan in the most critical test yet of his core promise to forge unity over bitter partisan lines.
A group of GOP senators will meet with President Biden on Monday after pitching their own coronavirus relief framework.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president would meet with the group on Monday “for a full exchange of views.”
House and Senate lawmakers pledged to work toward a bipartisan deal on the next round of coronavirus aid, but Democrats are now preparing to ram through a measure unilaterally in a move that will all but shelve a deal Republicans could support.
President Biden invited a group of Republican senators to the White House in the hope of reinvigorating a bipartisan deal on another coronavirus relief package.
The GOP proposal would significantly narrow eligibility for a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks Biden wants to send to individual Americans.
It's a last-minute, last-ditch effort at bipartisanship coming just days before House and Senate Democrats were expected to move on the first step of their efforts to pass a coronavirus relief bill along party lines.
President Joe Biden's core pledge to promote national unity is headed for its first real challenge this week as his nascent administration faces down a host of tough political realities.
President Joe Biden is open to some negotiation on his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a senior administration official told CNN, but the $600 billion counterproposal announced by some Republican senators Sunday is "not going to scratch the itch."
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