GOP Willing to Increase Stimulus Package but White House Holding Firm at $1.9 Trillion: CollinsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Republicans are willing to support a stimulus package that costs more than the $618 billion package they proposed on Feb. 1, but the White House is not willing to come down from $1.9 trillion, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday. “We are looking at amendments but they pretty much stalled. The administration has not indicated a willingness to come down from its $1.9 trillion figure and that’s a major obstacle,” Collins told reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. “We have indicated a willingness to come up from our $618 billion, but unfortunately the White House seems wedded to a figure that really can’t be justified given the hundreds of billions of dollars that are still in the pipeline from the December bill.” Collins is one of 10 Republicans who offered a counterproposal that comes in around a third of the package Democrats are pushing. Republicans want to cut out …Read More

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