Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing an $8.5 billion increase in emergency spending for the Coronavirus support. According to the Jerusalem post, Schumer said that this amount was needed to fight any possible outbreak in the United States. However, the Trump administration asked for $2.5 billion in funding.
In his tweet, Schumer stated "What Pres. Trump needs to do on Coronavirus: -Reverse CDC cuts -Appoint global health expert to coordinate response -Increase emergency request with no Ebola funding cuts -Expedite diagnostic testing kits -Stop proliferation of junk insurance plans not covering Coronavirus tests"
At the moment, it is unclear if this proposal would be approved by the Senate.sponsor
Source: jpost / Last Edited by: Frank