Mitch McConnell Blocks Congressional Demand for Coronavirus Data on Race, Ethnicity

Sunnyside Elementary School fourth-grader Miriam Amacker does school work in her room at her family’s home in San Francisco, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The calls are louder for every state to offer the numbers on African Americans contracting and dying from coronavirus. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and the Congressional Black Caucus want mandatory reports from every state to include data on race and ethnicity to the Centers for Disease Control. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has blocked the measure.

AURN’s April Ryan speaks with Congresswoman Lee.

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