Can the $618 billion GOP relief plan push the needle on bipartisanship?

CQ Budget, Ep. 188

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will have to work at ensuring Democrats have enough votes to pass COVID-19 relief through budget reconciliation if Congress can't agree on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill by March.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will have to work at ensuring Democrats have enough votes to pass COVID-19 relief through budget reconciliation if Congress can't agree on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill by March. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Posted February 2, 2021 at 12:02pm

Ten Republican senators released a $618 billion COVID-19 relief plan before meeting with President Joe Biden on Monday. Their alternative package cuts many Democratic priorities. Meanwhile, Democrats released a budget resolution to fast-track their COVID-19 relief bill through the budget reconciliation process — a move House Republicans are expected to reject. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman discuss how these recent moves will affect the chances of bipartisan cooperation on COVID-19 relief.

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