Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that American Rescue Plan money could certainly be used to pay salaries of Florida school officials who have mask mandates.
Jen Psaki says CARES Act money could "certainly" be used to pay the salaries of anyone who Ron DeSantis strips funding from in Florida's school system for imposing a mask mandate. pic.twitter.com/7wUsb7WFcF
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 10, 2021
Press Secretary Psaki said at the White House Press Briefing, “In the American Rescue Plan allocation, or in the guidelines for parameters for how that money could be spent, certainly paying for salaries is a part of that, or could be a part of that, could cover those needs for those officials.”
President Biden Could Restore The Funding That Ron DeSantis Is Threatening To Take Away
The federal government stepping in and paying the salaries of Florida school district officials who impose mask mandates with money that has already been allocated to Florida as part of COVID relief would be a fatal blow to Gov. DeSantis’s tyranny by COVID.
The Biden administration isn’t going to sit back and allow Republican governors like DeSantis and Abbott to jeopardize the health and lives of children and adults working in public schools.
Ron DeSantis is trying to build a presidential campaign by spreading COVID. President Biden is clearly exploring doing everything in his power to stop the Florida governor from making kids sick.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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