Billions in Pandemic Relief for Americans Was Rerouted to Biden’s Border Crisis

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Posted: Jan 12, 2022 12:30 PM
Billions in Pandemic Relief for Americans Was Rerouted to Biden’s Border Crisis

Source: (Townhall Media/Julio Rosas)

During a Senate Health Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Biden administration health officials were pressed on where billions of dollars in pandemic mitigation funding has gone as the country faces a massive Wuhan coronavirus testing shortage. 

According to Republican Senator Susan Collins, nearly $2 billion has been rerouted to deal with the self-inflicted illegal immigration crisis on the southern border. 

"I'm asking you specifically how much of the testing budget was diverted from the testing budget to deal with the surge of people, including unaccompanied minors, illegally crossing the southern border and how much money was diverted out of the funds allocated for the strategic stock pile?" Collins asked Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O'Connell. "I will tell you that our staff's investigation found that $850 million out of the testing budget and another $850 million out of the allocation for the stockpile were instead used to deal with the crisis at the southern border."

"Senator, I'll be happy to take that back and discuss it with our finance team," O'Connell responded. 

Meanwhile, the crisis at the southern border continues to rage with no end in sight.

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