'We can't wait:' Biden admin fights for $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan

By Susan Cornwell and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials in President Joe Biden's administration tried to head off Republican concerns that his $1.

9 trillion pandemic relief proposal was too expensive on a Sunday call with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, some of whom pushed for a smaller plan targeting vaccine distribution. Lawmakers from both parties said they had agreed that getting the COVID-19 vaccine to Americans should be a priority, but some Republicans objected to such a hefty package only a month.....

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