Biden meets with Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin, as vote looms on his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is meeting virtually with Democratic Senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The White House said President Biden is meeting with Senator Tom Carper (DE), Senator Maggie Hassan (NH), Senator John Hickenlooper (CO), Senator Angus King (ME), Senator Joe Manchin (WV), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Senator Jon Tester (MT), Senator Mark Warner (VA) and Senator Dick Durbin (IL) (tentative).

The discussions would likely center around President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which passed in the House of Representatives on Saturday.

This article will be updated.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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