Ten Republicans in the United States Senate, including Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney – some of President Joe Biden’s most likely cross-aisle cooperators, have offered a counterproposal to his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, saying a scaled-down version of the aid package would garner bipartisan support in Congress. Al Jazeera reports that in a letter to Biden on Sunday, the legislators said their version of the bill, which would cost only about $600bn, would include $160bn for COVID-19 vaccines, testing, treatment and personal protective equipment, and would call for more targeted relief than Biden’s plan to issue $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans.