With COVID funding stuck in Congress, White House raises alarms about shortfall

Officials say without $22.5 billion requested last month, there will be drop-off in federal government’s ability to purchase tests, treatments and vaccines

By: - March 15, 2022 11:54 am
Photo of a Kootenai Health nurse in heavy personal protective equipment

In this file photo, a Kootenai Health critical care nurse works in the hallway in heavy personal protective equipment. While in the COVID-19 isolation unit, nursing staff deliver food and help clean rooms to prevent unnecessary travel from other departments. (Courtesy of Kootenai Health)

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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.