DeLauro Introduces Standalone Covid Supplemental
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) this afternoon introduced H.R. 7007, a standalone supplemental to help manage the coronavirus pandemic at home and around the world.
“While we have made great strides to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, additional resources are needed to manage the virus at home and around the world. Sadly, Republicans have insisted on offsets for those emergency resources that some Democratic Members cannot support,” Chair DeLauro said. “To complete our work on the omnibus today, we are removing the coronavirus supplemental funding and considering it as standalone legislation without any problematic offsets. The House will pass both vitally important bills today.”
The standalone Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations Act provides $15.6 billion to continue managing the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and around the world. While it is partially offset by returning expired funds to the Treasury, it does not include any offsets from the State and Local Fiscal Relief Funds.