WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden entered the White House promising to stop the twin health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, but $ 1.9 trillion and countless initiatives later he faces the limits on what Washington can achieve when certain states and local governments are unwilling or unable to step up.
Six months after Congress passed the massive bailout, administration records show more than $ 550 billion has yet to be disbursed. The money could help provide key economic support as the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to pose a threat. But in some cases it has also led to frustration as tenant aid, tests and vaccines are not used despite mass awareness campaigns.
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