COVID aid stripped from U.S. spending bill after protests states would lose relief money

By: - March 9, 2022 6:11 pm

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden during an event on the American Rescue Plan in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law that day, sending aid to millions of Americans struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic, though the future of some of that funding is now unclear. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.