Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

'Obviously, we’re not cutting your budget,' Rep. Mark Pocan tells CDC director

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) asks questions during a House Appropriations Committee hearing (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) asks questions during a House Appropriations Committee hearing (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis.