According to a recent report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is already on board with White House initiatives for $22.5 billion in federal expenses to fight COVID-19.
The reason asserted is “the threat has altered” since Republican politicians put an offer of $10 billion for finance on the bargaining table.
The Threat Escalated
According to reports, Nancy Pelosi stated “since the $10 billion was proposed, the threat has escalated.”
A report published on Tuesday by The Daily Wire reads as follows:
“The White House is reportedly forecasting that 100 million cases of COVID-19 will attack America in the fall and winter if the national government does not receive billions in money from taxpayers to tackle the virus.”
PELOSI says she is beginning the Covid negotiations asking for $22.5 billion — in line w the initial W.H. request. Senate Republicans have suggested $10 billion is their number.
“Since the $10 billion was discussed, the threat has increased.”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 12, 2022
The Daily Wire also reported the $10 billion had been discussed between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Republicans in April. It was reportedly agreed upon, but it was also still in the course of being completed.
According to The Hill, the Republican Party intended to “add language into the coronavirus proposal that would stop the president from pulling Title 42.”
This is a President Donald Trump administration’s global epidemic public healthcare policy that allows the quick removal of illegal migrants at the border and stops them from applying for asylum.”
At first, funding for COVID-19 from the federal government was intended to be included in a spending package, along with assistance for the Ukrainian military’s offensive against Russia.
However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated to the press that he successfully persuaded the president to allocate separate financing for the two different causes.
McConnell told reporters on Tuesday, “I think we all agree the most significant issue going on in the world right now is the war in Ukraine.”
He said this about the conflict in Ukraine. “Last week, I had the opportunity to phone the president and ask that the Ukraine package be considered on its own and moved along as swiftly as possible.”
“He responded by saying, ‘Let me think about it.’ After approximately 15 minutes, he contacted me back and said he agreed we need to do this as soon as possible and solely for Ukraine.”
On Thursday, President Joe Biden honored the deaths of one million Americans who had been contaminated with COVID-19 by calling on Congress to increase the budget for pandemic-related expenditures.
Biden’s remarks came as a response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that COVID-19 killed one million people.
Biden commemorates 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19 https://t.co/aPWcUMrati via @CBSPolitics
— Dana C. (@thatdanagame) May 12, 2022
In a statement, the president of the United States remarked, “As a country, we must not become dead to a pain like that.”
“To heal, we have to remember. We must maintain vigilance in the face of this pandemic and do all in our power to save as many lives as we possibly can.”
“This should be done by conducting more diagnostic tests, administering more vaccines, and administering more therapies than ever before.”
It is essential for Congress to maintain these resources over the course of the upcoming months.