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White House seeks $2.5B for coronavirus, but Pelosi says that's not enough

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2020
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the request was long overdue and inadequate and that the House would advance its own funding package.

The White House is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to respond to the coronavirus illness known as COVID-19 that has killed more than 2,600 people in mainland China, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the request inadequate.

The administration's supplemental funding plan was designed "to accelerate vaccine development, support preparedness and response activities and to procure much-needed equipment and supplies," said Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman...

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