Press release regarding the introduction of the bill in question (House.gov). Two Democratic House reps from California, one of whom is an MD, and a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin.
https://bera.house.gov/media-center/pre ... -to-detect
PBS article on the COVID-19 bill regarding scaling up genomic sequencing (PBS.org)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/cov ... -mutations
Oh, and in news surprising no one, that American Rescue Plan bill mentioned at the end?
Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package1 (NY Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/us/p ... biden.html
"Republicans are struggling to persuade voters to oppose President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan, which enjoys strong, bipartisan support nationwide even as it is moving through Congress with just Democratic backing."
"Those attacks have followed weeks of varying Republican objections to the package, including warnings that it would do little to help the economy recover and grow, that it would add to the federal budget deficit and possibly unleash faster inflation, and that Democrats were violating Mr. Biden’s calls for “unity” by proceeding without bipartisan consensus.
The bolded part makes me wish it was legal to haymaker Republicans in the face who say this to me. Deficit explodes thanks to tax cuts for mostly the wealthy and corporations? Deafening silence. Democrats trying to help people? "Ahhh say, We've got to tighten our belts."
Can I tighten one around your neck until I'm certain you're no longer amongst the living!?
If you tell me the GOP isn't doing this so more people die, are rendered destitute, lose their homes and/or businesses, and so forth, all so they can use lay the blame at the Democrats' feet in 2022 and 2024, I will laugh in your face and call you naïve, at best. The GOP are a death cult of craven, hypocritical, and slavering ghouls and this is just more proof.
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton