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Additional Funding for Covid Response Is Requested by Vice President Biden: Despite Rising Inflation, the White House Is Preparing for a Showdown With Republicans by Requesting Yet Another Stimulus Package

President Joe Biden’s administration has requested an additional $30 billion more in COVID funding to put toward the pandemic response
Axios originally reported the amount, which was brought up in a call between the Department of Health & Human Services and Congressional staff The survey indicated that members of political parties are wary of the amount with increasing inflation and a ballooning national deficit

Jen Psaki highlighted Tuesday that the $30 billion asked by the administration will ensure ‘we are well equipped to stay ahead of the virus’
President Joe Biden’s administration has requested an additional $30 billion more in COVID funding to put toward the pandemic response.

Axios originally reported the figure, which was brought up in a call between representatives of the Department of Health & Human Services and Congressional staff, adding that members of both p

‘HHS’s briefing today or this afternoon was a part of our regular conversations with Congress about various resources and requirements including what is needed for COVID response,’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki said when asked about the $30 billion amount at Tuesday’s briefing. ‘This is essential because while we continue to have the money to respond to the current Omicron spike in the next weeks, our goal has always been to guarantee that we are well equipped to stay ahead of the virus.’ olitical parties are wary of the amount with increasing inflation and a ballooning national deficit.

‘So we’ve been in these continuous conversations about what those needs would look like,’ Psaki continued.  The press secretary added that more than 90 per cent of COVID response money from the American Rescue Plan have been ‘obligated or allocated.’

‘Ninety per cent of that has been for purchases of vaccines and treatments, vaccine distribution effort – that have gotten shots in arms – testing, especially for schools and other high need locations,’ Psaki ticked off. ‘And what we’re trying to do today is keep ahead and and stay in contact with Congress about what those needs may look like,’ she continued.

A source told Axios that the administration requested an additional $17.9 billion for vaccinations and pharmaceuticals, roughly $5 billion for testing and $3 billion to compensate providers for testing and treating uninsured Americans and finally $3.7 billion in case another COVID variant crops up.