Republican Covid relief plan excludes Biden priorities

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden was set to meet Monday with a group of Republican senators who have proposed an alternative to his massive Covid-19 relief plan which excludes key programs Democrats consider essential.  Biden, who campaigned on restoring bipartisanship in Washington, has proposed spending $1.9 trillion to revitalize the world’s largest economy after the pandemic caused waves of layoffs last year, but Republicans in Congress have said they won’t support such a large package. On Sunday, a group of 10 Republicans unveiled a measure costing $600 billion, and Biden was to …

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