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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

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Text: H.R.5325 - Engrossed Amendment Senate (09/28/2016) - H.R. 5325 - FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 573 - 28-Sep-2016 - 9:56 PM - H.R.5325 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 - DIVISION B: ZIKA RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS - September 22, 2016 (2 page .PDF file) - H.R. 5325 - September 22, 2016 (160 page .PDF file)

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)


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