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  • S officials in President Joe Biden's administration tried to win over Republicans on the president's nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan.

  • On Sunday.

  • 16 senators and two House members were on the line as top Biden AIDS attempted to tackle Republican concerns that the plan is too expensive.

  • Lawmakers from both sides said they backed the deal to get the cove in 19 vaccine to Americans as a top priority.

  • But some Republicans sought answers about how much had been spent off the $900 billion passed in Congress last month.

  • Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she agreed that more funding was needed to distribute vaccines but in UM or limited bill disagreeing with the size and scope of the plan.

  • Collins added her concern in an email that the proposed hand out of $1400 stimulus checks is not well targeted and could go to families with fairly high incomes.

  • Meanwhile, White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre told reporters that lawmakers simply can't wait and remain in gridlock.

  • The White House says they need the additional bundle to cover the costs off unemployment benefits handout to households and Mawr.

  • Since Barton took office last Wednesday, he has moved quickly to sign a number of executive orders on economic relief.

  • The Trump administration lagged far behind its target of vaccinating 20 million Americans by 2020.

  • And on Sunday, Biden chief of staff Ron Clain said his predecessors left no distribution plan for how to get vaccines to millions of Americans.


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