Pandemic aid package derailed

CQ Budget, Ep. 238

Migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are loaded into a transport van by Border Patrol agents in Sunland Park, N.M., on July 22, 2021. A fight over ending the Title 42 expulsion policy derailed a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week on COVID-19 aid. (Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images file photo)
Migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are loaded into a transport van by Border Patrol agents in Sunland Park, N.M., on July 22, 2021. A fight over ending the Title 42 expulsion policy derailed a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week on COVID-19 aid. (Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images file photo)
Posted April 8, 2022 at 1:19pm

A $10 billion aid package for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics fell victim to the politics of immigration. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Aidan Quigley examine how a bipartisan compromise came unglued and the prospects for salvaging it. They also assess competing efforts to funnel more aid to restaurants and other pandemic-battered industries.

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