COVID aid stripped from U.S. spending bill after protests states would lose relief money

House was set to vote on funding package Wednesday, but action stalled as lawmakers frustrated with offsets for aid began expressing frustrations to leadership

By: - March 9, 2022 2:07 pm
health care worker treats a COVID patient

A member of the dialysis team prepares to treat a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at a hospital on May 1, 2020, in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Win McNamee/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.