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Congress Approves $7.65 Billion for Pandemic Flu Response

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Congress Approves $7.65 Billion for Pandemic Flu Response

‘Responding to lobbying by the Obama administration and public health advocates, Congress last week approved $7.65 billion for battling pandemic influenza, more than three times what the House and Senate had earlier proposed. The money was included in a $106 billion supplemental appropriation bill dedicated mostly to funding the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Senate passed the bill Jun 18, following House passage 2 days earlier.’

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