Democrats Move Forward With $350 Billion In Relief For States, Localities

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / February 16, 2021 at 7:53 PM
House Oversight & Reform Committee Republicans spent more than eight hours in a markup Friday (Feb. 12) trying to stop, or impose greater restrictions on, the $350 billion in COVID-19 relief Democrats proposed for state and local governments to use on pandemic-related expenses, including closing budget shortfalls -- but they failed on a party line vote. The bill now goes to the House Budget Committee, along with other parts of the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. “Democrats fended off dozens...

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