The Biden administration has asked Congress to approve $4.5 billion in emergency funds to help address the monkeypox outbreak, but such a large spending measure is questionable at best. The monkeypox funds are part of a larger package of emergency funding requests.
National Public Radio reports:
The White House is asking Congress for $47.1 billion in emergency funding to cover expected costs for Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox and natural disasters. The administration hopes the funding request will become part of an upcoming short-term spending bill aimed at funding the federal government beyond Sept. 30, when the current spending package is set to expire.