Biden’s coronavirus aid package could get a bipartisan makeover

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid proposal may end up less costly and more narrow after a bipartisan makeover some House and Senate lawmakers hope to achieve.

A bipartisan group of senators has planned to meet with officials from the Biden administration in the coming days to discuss the president’s proposal, which includes a provision to lift the minimum wage to $15. The Biden plan would also provide $1,400 stimulus checks (bringing the total aid for individuals to $2,000) at the cost of $1 trillion, in addition to $440 billion for state and local aid and $400 billion to fight the virus.

Congress has already passed nearly $4 trillion in
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