President Trump details US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

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U.S.President Donald Trump points to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat.

Trump plans to hold a news conference late Wednesday to talk about what the U.S. is doing to prepare for the virus.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are calling for much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has asked for $8.5 billion. Trump’s 6 p.m. news conference will be at the White House with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information, visit the CDC website here.

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