As part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, Biden wants to send $350 billion to state and local governments and tribal governments.
But state governments have shed 332,000 jobs since the outbreak began to spread last February, and local governments have cut nearly 1 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Congress provided $150 billion in direct assistance to state and local governments in an earlier relief package signed into law last March.
Rep. James Comer, the ranking Republican, said states still have money to spend from the relief package Congress passed last March.
Ad“Despite this surplus, California is still receiving an additional $41.2 billion in taxpayer dollars from this $350 billion slush fund,” Comer said.