White House is asking for $31.4 billion from Congress to buy more treatments, tests and vaccines for Covid-19. But when asked last week if President Biden wanted Democratic leaders in Congress to include the Covid money in a budget voting bill, administration officials declined.
Two days later Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled a $739 billion reconciliation deal dripping with climate grease. Somehow the Covid money, the urgency of which the administration has insisted on for months, was not enough. Is subsidizing Teslas a higher democratic priority than protecting the vulnerable?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happened-to-that-emergency-covid-money-reconciliation-bill-american-rescue-plan-act-vaccine-supply-boosters-paxlovid-china-11659370022 What Happened to That ‘Emergency’ Covid Money?