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White House cries poverty, threatens to cancel COVID antibody order unless Congress OKs $22.5B

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2022
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The Biden administration said Tuesday that it’s prepared to cancel an order for COVID-19 antibodies next week because it needs more money — and that the US could run out of vaccine booster shots if Congress doesn’t approve $22.5 billion in new funds.

Republicans, meanwhile, say billions remain unspent from prior bills.

The stark warnings come after Senate Republicans, citing high inflation, effectively blocked the request by demanding to know how much money remains unused from $5 trillion in pandemic legislation — nixing an attempt by House Democrats to hitch...

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