WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Monday it’s premature to be considering a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package being proposed by the Biden administration.
Collins was part of a bipartisan group on a conference call with an administration official on the issue.
Collins said a $900 billion pandemic relief package was signed into law less than a month ago and the bipartisan group played a key role in negotiating it.
She said following the meeting it was not clear to her how the Biden administration came up with its $1.9 trillion figure.
Collins said there is widespread agreement additional funding is needed for vaccine distribution and she has concerns that rural hospitals will need more assistance.
Collins said she also raised the issue that stimulus checks are not well-targeted to those who need them most.