GOP Senate Appropriations Chair Says Trump is ‘Lowballing’ Coronavirus Request

The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee is claiming that he believes the request for coronavirus funding by President Trump was too low.

According to The Hill:

The GOP chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Tuesday he is concerned the Trump administration is “lowballing” its request for emergency coronavirus funding and that he will recommend a “higher” number.

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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said he has heard complaints that the $2.5 billion requested by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is not enough to prepare for a possible pandemic.

“It seems to me at the outset that this request for the money, the supplemental, is lowballing it, possibly, and you can’t afford to do that,” Shelby told HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday during a hearing on the agency’s budget request.

“If you lowball something like this, you’ll pay for it later,” he warned.

The number requested currently is $2.5 billion and Shelby is claiming it should be significantly higher.

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Thomas Whittingham
Thomas Whittingham
1 year ago

In other breaking news Trump farts and Nancy Piglosie proposes an amendment to prevent him from doing it again in the White House… Stay tuned for more….

Robert POWELL
Robert POWELL
1 year ago

it sounds like someone wants more money so it will be easier to “DIVERT” to some other box….USAID IS A VERY LARGE HOLE WITH NO BOTTOM ….PLUG IT..

rattler
rattler
1 year ago

So what are they going to do with $2.5B?

Robert Richey
1 year ago
Reply to  rattler

I’m with you rattler, who, what, where and when ? Who gets the $2.5B, what is the plan for it, where does it go to, and when do we cough it up?

Robin Rosenblatt
1 year ago

Wash hands with soap or Hospital Antiseptic hand soap.

ION
ION
1 year ago

Chuck’s proposal has an odor of democratic propaganda!

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