Congress came together this week to pass supplemental funding to combat the coronavirus to the tune of $8.3 billion. The bill passed the House 415-2 and the Senate approved it 96-1 with Senator Rand Paul voting against it.
$3 billion has been allocated to testing and funding the development of a vaccine to combat the virus.
“Passing this funding to comprehensively address the coronavirus is an important step in the right direction, but this is only the beginning of the process,” said Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Miami, who inserted an amendment adding protections for TSA workers.”
Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) joined sixteen members of Florida’s congressional delegation penned a letter to President Donald Trump “urging” him to put the entire weight of the government into addressing the Coronavirus in the U.S.