DC's mayor says amount of funds allocated for coronavirus is 'infuriating'

 edition.cnn.com  03/26/2020 18:42:01 

"It's wrong. It's outrageous," she said during a press conference. "We're not a territory. We pay more taxes -- unlike the territories -- than 22 states. We have a larger population than several states and we are treated as a state by thousands of federal laws and programs."

She continued, "it's unconscionable to give DC the least amount of funding of any state, especially given the unique challenges we take on as the seat of the federal government."

During a press conference Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed she was not satisfied with the way Washington, DC, was treated, saying the district was being treated in a "discriminatory" manner and said that she wants to correct this in the next bill.

"But it was curious, that the, the, in this bill, they decided to treat the District of Columbia, in a very discriminatory way," Pelosi said. "It really makes no sense unless you have some other motivation."

There are more than 75,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, at least 231 in the nation's capital.
Bowser ordered nonessential businesses in the district to close from March 25 at 10 p.m. through April 24, joining several other states that have implemented the restriction. On Wednesday, Washington residents were sent an emergency alert urging them to stay at home and only make essential trips.

CNN's Manu Raju contributed to this report.

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