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

February 2, 2021 2:41 PM EST

FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the media during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago

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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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