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Sen. Young Meets With President Biden to Discuss COVID-19 Relief

Indiana Senator Todd Young was one of 10 senators who met with President Biden on Monday.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 1:14 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2021 5:10 PM

Senate Republicans who met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday night say they'll keep working with the administration on a COVID-19 relief package.

Indiana Senator Todd Young was one of 10 senators who met with President Biden Monday to discuss an alternative to the $1.9 trillion plan put forth by the White House. Details of the $600 billion Republican plan can be found here.

While both plans call for vaccine distribution, testing, and PPE supplies, Sen. Young explains that the GOP proposal focuses heavily on vaccine manufacturing and distribution as well as increased testing, while ensuring other relief is targeted at those who truly need it.

During a Zoom press conference Tuesday, Young said he hopes real solutions can be developed in a bipartisan fashion.

"I think those real solutions, ideally, will be developed in a bipartisan fashion," Sen. Young said. "The process of working together to develop these solutions I think can help to unify not just our leadership, but also our country."

President Biden has called for bipartisanship in COVID-19 relief negotiations, but his administration is also cautioning against passing a plan that is too small.

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