Lowey Statement on Administration’s Request for Emergency Coronavirus Funding
WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s request for emergency supplemental funding to respond to the coronavirus outbreak:
“The Trump administration’s request for emergency funding is woefully insufficient to protect Americans from the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
“Despite urgent warnings from Congress and the public health community, the Trump administration took weeks to request these emergency funds. It is profoundly disturbing that their answer now is to raid money Congress has designated for other critical public health priorities. Worse still, their overall request still falls short of what is needed for an effective, comprehensive government-wide response.
“House Democrats will move quickly to enact a robust package that fully addresses this global emergency without allowing this administration to steal from other necessary programs.”