The following is an excerpt from Becker's Hospital Review.
The White House requested $47 billion in emergency funding Sept. 2 to support response efforts for the war in Ukraine, Covid-19, monkeypox and natural disasters.
The Biden administration is asking Congress to consider the requests as part of a short-term spending bill to fund the U.S. government after the current spending package expires Sept. 30.
1. Covid-19 funding
The White House is requesting $22.4 billion to support ongoing pandemic response activities, including stockpiling tests and accelerating research on next-generation vaccines.
2. Monkeypox funding
The Biden Administration is also seeking $4.5 billion to fund monkeypox response efforts. About $3.9 billion would cover monkeypox vaccines, tests and treatments in the U.S., while $600 million would be used to support global monkeypox efforts.
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