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Texas senator prompts Trump not to stop funding screening in his state– as cases take off following reopening
June 25, 2020 5: 35 AM (UTC)
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On Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his administration’s transfer to pull federal financing from coronavirus tests in Texas.
As WH says they’ll pull federal support for covid testing centers, @JohnCornyn asks him to reconsider:” I think it’s clear to everyone, that with the uptick of cases, now is not a time to pull away from our watchfulness in screening.” pic.twitter.com/TeLwmvD071
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 24, 2020
Cornyn’s plea comes as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, with the city of Houston on track to lack ICU beds by tomorrow
Last month, Cornyn was helpful of Gov. Greg Abbott’s transfer to lift financial constraints, saying that “We can’t stay hunkered down in our houses forever … I think by doing this gradually with the appropriate safeguards is the right thing to do.”
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