Congressional Snouts Deep In The Trough: $46 Billion Covid-19 Supplemental Balloons To $242 Billion in Two Days

A $46 billion emergency supplemental funding proposal the White House budget office submitted to Congress last week to battle the coronavirus outbreak has ballooned to $242 billion in the Senate amid frenzied negotiations.

A summary of the supplemental spending legislation provided to stakeholders by the Senate Appropriations Committee says it would provide $75 billion for hospitals, $20 billion for veterans’ health care, $11 billion for vaccines, therapies and diagnostics and $4.5 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.