More COVID-19 spending? Democrats say it’s coming

More COVID-19 spending? Democrats say it’s coming

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, Congress has passed and two presidents have signed into law $6 trillion in spending to treat and test for the virus and offset the economic impact of lockdowns.

Democrats now believe even more funding is necessary.

In a press call with reporters this week, the No. 2 House Democrat told reporters the White House is expected to send a new emergency funding request to Congress.

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“I expect there to be additional sums requested, substantial sums to be requested, to deal with and confront and try to contend with the coronavirus that has afflicted us now for almost two years,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat.

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