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GOP, Business Weigh in With States Against Covid Aid Restriction

April 4, 2022, 8:43 PM

Republican lawmakers, other states, and business and taxpayer groups threw their weight behind West Virginia and 12 other states fighting the U.S. Treasury’s appeal of a ruling that barred the government from enforcing federal restrictions on $195 billion in Covid-19 aid.

Treasury is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to overturn a permanent injunction on its enforcement of the American Rescue Plan Act’s offset provision, which the trial court called “an unconstitutionally ambiguous condition on the States’ receipt of federal funds.”

Sixty-four Republican lawmakers and the American Center for Law and Justice, nine ...