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

By: - March 11, 2020 9:15 am
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) asks questions during a House Appropriations Committee hearing (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Rep. Mark Pocan (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. 

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Robin Bravender
Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender was the States Newsroom Washington Bureau Chief from January 2019 until June 2020. She coordinated the network’s national coverage and reported on states’ congressional delegations, federal agencies, the White House and the federal courts. Prior to that, Robin was an editor and reporter at E&E News, a reporter at Politico, and a freelance producer for Reuters TV.

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