Skip to comments.White House asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus
Posted on 02/24/2020 7:17:44 PM PST by Reno89519
The Trump administration announced Monday night that it will ask Congress for "at least $2.5 billion" in additional funding to fight the coronavirus.
The request indicates that the administration is seeking to step up its response to the virus as it spreads to more countries.
However, the request met quick resistance from Democrats. Just $1.25 billion of the request is for new funding, with the rest requested to be taken from existing health programs, including $535 million from fighting Ebola.
"The Trump administrations request for emergency funding is woefully insufficient to protect Americans from the deadly coronavirus outbreak," said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).
She said the request would "raid money Congress has designated for other critical public health priorities" and still falls short of the total amount of funding needed.
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) went farther, assailing President Trump's response and calling the request "indicative of his towering incompetence."
House Democrats said they would instead draft their own funding bill for the virus.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
"The President's priority is protecting the homeland, and the Administration is working aggressively to minimize the risk of the virus spreading in the United States," OMB Director Russell Vought wrote in a letter to lawmakers obtained by The Hill.
President Trump: The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries, Trump tweeted. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
I trust our great and beloved President.
Hopefully all of the funds are used strictly here in the US to defend the homeland and Americans. Shut our borders if necessary. China can fend for themselves, maybe turn over their nukes, disband their military if they need our money and help. Same with Iran and others. Our help should come with a steep price to improve our security, to protect us.
The drug companies will make out like bandits with this. Wonder if that San Diego company that claims to have a vaccine to test will now backtrack to soak up some of these funds?
I get terrified when people speak about any leader like that.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Yes, we need a Manhattan Project to shift production back to the US and to trusted allies, such as Canada. An exit date from China is now and should be finished over the next several months.
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries, Trump tweeted. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
Bookmarking for future reference.
“House Democrats said they would instead draft their own funding bill for the virus”
The house Democrats need to inject a cookie jar into the bill!
Your statement reflects very rigid thinking.
well we know how that goes....they tack on what they want, Trump refuses their conditions and they blame him for the Coroavirus.
Not a single case confirmed in my state....but I suspect if there’s tax payer dollars about to be handed out to states they’ll suddenly find cases.
Pelosi: “deny Trump all wins”
ALERT: Coronavirus merges with Trump Derangement Syndrome
A pandemic tanking the stock market may be Democrats best hope for winning in 2020, and they can barely contain their glee
Vote democrat! Vote pro-pandemic!Bring Out Your Dead
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
Stock market looks very good to me? Dropped over 1000 points today.
Asking for 2.5 billion and saying the falling stock #s are good.
Trying to tell us something?
just the flu
Climate change is still the Democrats’ top funding priority. And to fight climate change, we need to fund more services to illegal aliens, I mean immigrants.
Careful, you’re falling for the deep state narrative that’s hoping to be able to blame this on Trump.
It’s a low IQ idea, and it will bear as much fruit as Page, Strzok, Comey, Mueller, and the impeachment.
Protect our borders.
Do more testing to catch outbreaks earlier.
Do contact tracing.
Start manufacturing medical drugs, supplies and devices here.
That supply chain needs to be ramped up locally ASAP.
And that’s going to take some money.
Increase our strategic stockpile.
And, ALL of these things will benefit America and Americans, immensely.
Not just with meds safely being made here, but with MORE jobs, jobs, jobs.
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