Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Faces Huge Blowback From U.S. Senators

( – Joe Biden has been in office less than a week and has issued an unprecedented number of executive orders, proclamations and memorandums covering a wide array of subjects. As a result, he has received a lot of pushback from legislators, business sectors and the American public.

For example, a bipartisan group of 16 senators pushed back on Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill during a phone call with Biden administration officials on Sunday, January 24.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) led the conversation with senators expressing concerns about a broad range of issues regarding the administration’s proposed package. Some reportedly said the bill provided too much money to upper-class Americans, adding that the $1,400 direct payments should be reserved for lower-income individuals.

Similarly, the group indicated they believed the package’s coverage was too broad and suggested a more targeted approach would better suit American’s needs.

Biden has bragged about his skills as a dealmaker working on both sides of the aisle. However, at the moment, he’s experiencing blowback from both parties, which is not a good sign so early in his administration.

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