GOP balks at White House request for billions for public health, natural disasters, Ukraine

By: - September 12, 2022 5:30 am
Sen. John Thune

Senate GOP Whip John Thune of South Dakota, shown here in a 2021 committee hearing, says he doesn't think it's "necessary" for Congress to provide the White House's $22.4 billion COVID-19 funding or its $4.5 billion monkeypox funding request. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.