COVID-19

Trump moves to block billions of dollars for COVID testing and contract tracing

According to a new report from the Washington Post, the Trump administration is trying to block “billions of dollars” for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the next coronavirus relief bill.

“The administration is also trying to block billions of dollars that GOP senators want to allocate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and billions more for the Pentagon and State Department to address the pandemic at home and abroad, the people said,” the Post reports.

“The administration’s posture has angered some GOP senators, the officials said, and some lawmakers are trying to push back and ensure that the money stays in the bill. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal confidential deliberations, cautioned that the talks were fluid and the numbers were in flux,” the report continues.

Read the full report over at The Washington Post.

See advertising below:

To Top