WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 1, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney will join nine other senators to meet with Pres. Joe Biden Monday afternoon to present an alternative relief package for those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group of 10 Republican senators unveiled the details of their COVID-19 relief proposal Monday morning. At the President’s invitation, the group will meet with Biden this afternoon at the White House to discuss the proposal in further detail.
Romney and the other senators wrote to Biden Sunday to request the relief package. Read that full letter here.
“My colleagues and I look forward to meeting with the President at the White House this afternoon to discuss the details of our #COVID19 relief proposal — a package capable of garnering bipartisan support,” Romney tweeted Monday morning.
A statement released by the group Monday morning read: “Mr. President, we recognize your calls for unity and want to work in good faith with your administration to meet the health, economic, and societal challenges of the COVID crisis.
“We share many of your priorities, and our plan includes: increasing funding for the production and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine; providing economic relief for Americans with the greatest need; extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits; providing nutrition assistance to help struggling families; providing additional assistance for our small businesses; getting our children safely back to school and ensuring they can stay open; and increasing resources for child care, which is critical to getting Americans back to work.”
As well as Romney, the group includes Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).