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U.S. Senator Blunt Urges Passage Of Emergency Funding Bill To Fight The Coronavirus

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is urging Congress to pass an emergency funding bill to address the coronavirus. 

Blunt is chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

During a talk on the Senate floor Tuesday, Blunt said the fate of the U.S. will continue to be determined by what we do to try to contain the virus.  And he said money needs to be available to ensure the number of people affected by Covid-19 remains low.

"I feel confident we are going to have the resources to deal with this," he said.  "I feel confident that this will be a problem that will not impact more people than would usually be impacted by something like the flu, but, again, we need to prepare for the very worst, hope for the very best."

He urged the House and Senate to quickly approve emergency funding to ensure the government has the resources needed to continue coronavirus response efforts.

The House is expected to debate a multi-billion-dollar emergency package to combat Covid-19 Wednesday.