U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., weighed in on Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was sending $13.4 million to help Florida deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frankel, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee and the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, said the funds were needed in the Sunshine State.
“The coronavirus pandemic is bearing down on Florida and our health care system is taking a direct hit,” said Frankel. “This critical funding will be used to strengthen our public health infrastructure and save lives.”
“The funding will support a range of activities such as purchase and maintenance of lab equipment, purchase of medical supplies, and hiring of additional staff, among other things,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
In March, the CDC sent $27.7 million to help Florida respond to the coronavirus.
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