February 26, 2020 / 9:38 PM / a month ago

Let's not 'short change' funding for coronavirus response -U.S. Senate appropriations chair

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Richard Shelby, said on Wednesday Congress should provide the Trump administration with the funds it needs to combat coronavirus.

Congress, working with the administration, should “do everything we can to make sure they have the tools, the money, to do the job to prevent the spread as much as they can, and if it spreads to mitigate it,” Shelby said in an interview with Fox News Channel.

“Let’s do not short change ... Let’s do not try to low-ball it and be penny wise and pound foolish,” he said. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech)

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