The White House said that US President Joe Biden has invited Maine Senator Susan Collins and other Republican senators to the White House to discuss a coronavirus relief plan.
White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said Biden had spoken with Collins, who was one of the 10 Republican senators who sent a letter to the president asking for a meeting.
“The president spoke with Senator Collins and invited her, along with the other signers of the letter, to come to the White House early this week for a full exchange of views,” Psaki said.
And 10 Republican members of the US Senate urged earlier the Democratic president to review his $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan, with the aim of finding a “compromise” acceptable to both parties.
Republicans said their plan intersects with Biden’s call for increased funding to push for vaccination and coronavirus tests, as well as support for schools and childcare centers, but indicated that their plan would include more targeted assistance for families in need and additional funding for small businesses.