Mitch McConnell tried to defund CDC infectious-disease program - 2020-04-13

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F88.png Mitch McConnell tried to defund CDC infectious-disease program April 13, 2020, Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2017 repeatedly tried to defund a critical program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directed at detecting and curbing the spread of infectious diseases, The New Yorker reported.

As Republicans were working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, McConnell introduced an amendment to ax the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which assists states in detecting and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

The New Yorker reported that almost two-thirds of the fund's money goes to state and local health departments, including a program in McConnell's home state of Kentucky.

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