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Congress Approves $1.1 Billion To Fight Zika

After nearly seven months of bickering and finger-pointing, Congress on Wednesday agreed to allocate $1.1 billion to help fight the spread and effects of the Zika virus.

The deal is part of a broader agreement to continue to fund the government after the fiscal year ends on Friday and the current budget expires.

It brings to an end a partisan fight that has had the unusual effect of delaying funding to deal with what all sides agree is a public health emergency.

Congress Stops Bickering And Approves $1.1 Billion To Fight Zika
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/28/495806979/congress-ends-spat-over-zika-funding-approves-1-1-billion?utm_term=nprnews

Congress passes funding bill averting government shutdown
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-idUSKCN11Y1MJ

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika
http://unb.com.bd/article/congress-clears-stopgap-spending-bill-dollar11b-to-fight-zika

Text: H.R.5325 - Engrossed Amendment Senate (09/28/2016)
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5325/text/eas

clerk.house.gov - H.R. 5325 - FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 573 - 28-Sep-2016 - 9:56 PM
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2016/roll573.xml

congress.gov - H.R.5325 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5325

appropriations.senate.gov - DIVISION B: ZIKA RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS - September 22, 2016 (2 page .PDF file)
http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/092216-CR-Zika%20Supplemental%20Summary.pdf

appropriations.senate.gov - H.R. 5325 - September 22, 2016 (160 page .PDF file)
http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Continuing%20Resolution%20Legislation.PDF

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY - Senate Amendment to H.R. 5325 – Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, 2016 - September 28, 2016 (2 page .PDF file)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/114/saps5325s_20160928.pdf

 

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