Congress Must Act On Emergency Zika Funding To ‘Get Ahead Of This Epidemic’

White House Blog: Chart of the Week: Why Congress Needs to Act on the Zika Virus
Tanya Somanader, director of digital rapid response for the Office of Digital Strategy, examines a digital chart showing the potential spread of Zika in the U.S. and discusses President Obama’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding for response efforts. She notes the White House is re-programming $589 million for the response, includes comments from Director of Management and Budget Shaun Donovan, and concludes, “We have the opportunity to do get ahead of this epidemic, but Congress needs to do its part” (4/6).

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