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Republicans and Democrats alike, President Donald J. Trump spoke with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Thursday on how to re-open the American economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as GOP senators were concerned, Trump would invite them all to the conversation, except for one: Mitt Romney.
According to Fox News, Trump would invite both Republican and Democratic lawmakers to the council to re-open the United States, which is branded as the "Opening Up America Again Congressional Group." The purpose of the council is to not just re-open the country's economy, but to do it safely.
According to an official press release from the White House:
“The president announced that he will soon provide guidance to America’s governors to determine their ability to reignite the economies in their respective states. The dialogue between the president, senior administration officials and the bipartisan group of members of Congress also included a range of topics, namely the need for additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, the international and domestic supply chains, ways to energize the economy, surprise medical billing, clarifying the difference between essential and non-essential workers, mental health, and relief for small businesses.”