‘Should Tell You All You Need to Know’: Trump Attempting to Block Billions in New Funding for Covid-19 Testing | Common Dreams News

“One person involved in the talks said Senate Republicans were seeking to allocate $25 billion for states to conduct testing and contact tracing, but that certain administration officials want to zero out the testing and tracing money entirely,” the Post reported. The relief bill is being written in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office and formal negotiations are expected to begin next week, when senators return from recess.

According to the Post, the administration is also aiming to “zero out $10 billion in new funding for the CDC in the upcoming bill” while simultaneously seeking the inclusion of money for a new FBI building.

via ‘Should Tell You All You Need to Know’: Trump Attempting to Block Billions in New Funding for Covid-19 Testing | Common Dreams News

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