WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's Republican leader is pledging to
give the Obama administration any more help it may need to fight
the swine flu outbreak.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says the administration has
told Congress that lawmakers have provided all the support and
money needed so far. And if the administration says it needs
additional resources, McConnell says he knows Congress would be
happy to provide it on a bipartisan basis.
President Barack Obama on Friday night signed a declaration that
the outbreak was a national emergency.
Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United
States, including almost 100 children, have died from the strain of
flu known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity.
McConnell spoke on ABC's "This Week."
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