Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to request $8.5 billion from federal government to combat coronavirus: CNN

Market Watch – by Ciara Linnane

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is prepping a request for $8.5 billion from the U.S. federal government to help combat the coronavirus that has now sickened more than 80,000 people around the world, CNN reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed senior Senate Democratic aide.

The request is expected to set up a battle with the administration of President Donald Trump, which earlier this week requested just $2.5 billion in funding. Fears that the virus, which broke out in Wuhan, China late last year and has since spread to more than 34 countries, will spread in the U.S. are rising after health officials on Tuesday said Americans should start making contingency plans. Schumer has already criticized the administration for failing to react to the potential crisis. “We’ve seen no sign that President Trump has any plan or urgency to deal with the spread of the coronavirus — we need real leadership and we need it fast,” Schumer said. Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference on the virus at 6 p.m.

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3 thoughts on “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to request $8.5 billion from federal government to combat coronavirus: CNN

  1. Spend away you communist assh*les. Both parties have hung a few hundred grand of debt on my 5 yr old Grandaughter. Its clear Schumer knows that the Communist Chinese will own the US very soon and so he can spend like a sailor in a Nevada flop house. Frankly I cant wait for the PLA occupying forces to line up their American Quislings and shoot them all. Pelosi and Schumer and the rest deserve a gift of Chicom 7.62 x39

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