Biden said Republican proposal for $600 billion in COVID-19 aid ‘way too small’: Schumer

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said President Joe Biden told Democrats the proposal ten Senate Republicans have made for $600 billion in COVID-19 relief is “way too small.”

Schumer spoke to reporters after an online meeting of Senate Democrats with the president about Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chris Reese)

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