(TargetLiberty.org) – Democrats constantly pushed for extravagant relief bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, piling billions on top of our already outrageous national debt. In hopes to talk President Joe Biden down from his latest $1.9-trillion proposal, Republican Senators met with him and other top Democrats in hopes of reaching a less costly compromise. But, it appears Biden’s bill may be pushed through as-is, without any bipartisan support.
On Monday, February 1, GOP Senators led by Susan Collins (R-ME) proposed a more targeted, $618-billion relief bill to the President. Reporter Byron York shared the letter sent to the president:
Letter from 10 GOP senators to Biden on COVID relief. Notes that much of the $900 billion passed last month, and even some from last March, hasn't been spent yet. pic.twitter.com/jKofByW5mL
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 31, 2021
While the meeting was described as “very productive,” it seems they were unable to sway Democrats away from their pricey plan.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, is encouraging the Senate to push the bill through by letting Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote, as the bill will likely fall along party lines.
Biden said he would be a president for all Americans, but his actions are not quite reflecting the unity he spoke of when he took office. This latest meeting only goes to show that while he may listen to GOP views, he won’t actually include them in legislation.
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