Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and three other senators Friday urged the Trump Administration to fully fund pandemic preparedness and response efforts in light of the global coronavirus outbreak, which has infected tens of thousands of individuals and killed more than 500 worldwide. Also sending the request were U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Leahy is the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and Peters, Murray and Menendez serve as the Ranking Members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Committee on Foreign Relations, respectively.
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