Obama Requests Another $2 billion for Swine Flu

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to allocate $2 billion more <> to prepare the country for a potential swine flu pandemic. In a 2 June letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Obama said he was asking for the new money out of an “abundance of caution” and said it should “be provided with maximum flexibility to allow us to address this emerging situation.” The supplemental request would add to the $1.5 billion Obama asked for in April.