President Biden met with 10 Republican senators in the Oval Office on Monday afternoon for what the White House described as “a substantive and productive discussion” about their $600 billion counterproposal to his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that Biden “noted many areas which the Republican senators’ proposal does not address.”
The Democrat-led Senate is also planning this week to advance several more of Biden’s Cabinet nominees and continue preparations for the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump for his role in the attempted insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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