Rep. Steve Scalise, the House minority whip, appeared on ABC’s “This Week.”
Biden’s plan to return students to school with another coronavirus relief package — which would provide additional funds to state and local governments — is unnecessary, Scalise told ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl, pointing to unused funds from previously passed relief bills.
“But this money — idea that you have to wait until the money comes out, Jon, that’s not the case,” Scalise said. “There’s over $60 billion still remaining in previous relief package, the money is there.”
“Let’s target the money, but this idea that Washington should be giving out $100-plus billion of new money to school and not even requiring them to reopen — that’s an insult to those children who are demanding they go back to school,” he added.
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