WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it.
Some advisers are advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe. This comes Congress is compiling the next COVID-19 relief bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday schooling will be a priority in the coming package.
Senate Democrats have proposed a $430 billion education stabilization plan. But the Republican leader has not said how much Congress is willing to spend.
He's wary of high-dollar spending that will run into resistance from GOP senators.
Vice President Mike Pence assured governors on a private call that talks are underway for “additional” education funds from Congress.