WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are attacking the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as too costly, economically damaging and overtly partisan.
It’s an all-angles attempt by the GOP to derail new President Joe Biden’s top priority as it starts moving through a Congress that his party controls only narrowly.
Four House committees worked Thursday on their pieces of the sweeping legislation.
The package would provide $1,400 payments to some Americans, hundreds of billions for state and local governments and boost vaccination efforts, raise tax credits for children, and increase unemployment benefits.
Democratic leaders hope for a bill on Biden’s desk by mid-March.