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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Pence arrives at 'epicenter' of outbreak

 

March 11, 2020

Cameron Sheppard WNPA

TAKING STOCK: Vice President Mike Pence, center, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, to his left with state and federal officials, discussed a cooperative response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

On the day Washington state recorded its 11th death from the COVID-19 virus, Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Pierce County to meet with Gov. Jay Inslee and state health officials.

After his Thursday, March 5, meeting with the governor and public health officials, Pence announced that Congress has approved $8.3 billion in funding to respond to and slow the spread of coronavirus nationwide. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill on Friday.

Pence said the approved funding includes not only money for federal agencies, but also resources for state and local efforts to fight the outbreak.

Pence said the bill will also provide research funding to develop therapeutic drugs for...



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