GOP balks at White House request for billions for public health, natural disasters, Ukraine

By: - September 9, 2022 4:25 pm

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, the top Republican on the panel that funds public health programs, said he expects natural disaster response will likely get some funding, though he’s skeptical of the Biden administration’s funding request for COVID-19 and monkeypox. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images).

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.