Details emerge on new bills that would pump billions into DOD's coronavirus response

By Tony Bertuca  
March 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM
As senators remain stalled over a $1.6 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is circulating her own draft bill that would provide more than $2.5 trillion in emergency funding, including nearly $8 billion in supplemental defense spending. Pelosi's bill, according to congressional staff, contains $3.48 billion for active military personnel, the National Guard and reserve forces. The money would be used to buy personal protection equipment, increase the deployment of Guard forces and provide medical support...

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