ICYMI: IBJ Editorial: Young Shows Leadership in Debate About Next Relief Plan
WASHINGTON – An editorial in the Indianapolis Business Journal emphasized U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) leadership as one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden last week to present a more targeted COVID relief proposal. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan.
Read excerpts from the article below.
Editorial: Young shows leadership in debate about next relief plan
By: Indianapolis Business Journal Editorial Board
Friday, February 5, 2021
Kudos to U.S. Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, who was among 10 Republicans who developed a $600 billion COVID-19 relief plan and presented it to President Joe Biden at a White House meeting this week.
The president reportedly told the group their proposal was “way too small” and that a big problem like the pandemic needs a big solution. But Biden might not have been as intransigent as those sentiments make him sound.
Young told The Indianapolis Star that the tone of the White House meeting was “respectful.”
“I think we found some common ground in some areas, and there are other areas that remain open to negotiation,” IndyStar quotes him saying. Young told reporter Kaitlin Lange that further negotiations “at the staff level” have begun.
Still, there’s a huge gap between the GOP plan and Biden’s relief proposal.
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