WASHINGTON — Talks went well in the first of what is expected to be a few more meetings between the president and a group of GOP senators over COVID relief.
Indiana Senator Todd Young said on Twitter the meeting with President Biden at the White House was “productive” and that “talks … will continue.”
Fellow Maine Republican Susan Collins spoke on behalf of the group Monday night calling the meeting a good exchange of views, but that they only agreed to talk more about relief.
“We outlined the provisions for the president that we have proposed as an approximately $600 billion package,” Collins said. “I wouldn’t say we came together on a package tonight, no one expected that.”
Republicans and Democrats are still far apart on relief as Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion package. Republicans say that price tag is way too high.