WASHNGTON — President Joe Biden met with a group of Republican Senators Monday to discuss COVID-19 relief options.

“The president is to be credited for his response to a counterproposal by nine Republicans and myself,” said Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.

In contrast to the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion plan, the group of Republicans is proposing a $600 billion plan. Young said their proposal is “a robust, but more targeted response to the needs of Hoosiers and other Americans.”

The meeting did not lead to any decisions, but Young said that a “tone of compromise” was set during the two hour meeting in the Oval Office.

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