President Trump Signs $8 Billion Emergency Coronavirus Funding Bill into Law
President Trump has just signed into law the emergency coronavirus funding bill that swept through Congress this week. “This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.”
The bill funds efforts by the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund through the full year 2020.
Efforts aimed to be funded include:
- developing, manufacturing, and procuring vaccines and other medical supplies;
- grants for state, local, and tribal public health agencies and organizations;
- loans for affected small businesses;
- evacuations and emergency preparedness activities at U.S. embassies and other State Department facilities; and
- humanitarian assistance and support for health systems in the affected countries.