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Congress, Obama Administration Should Stop Delays, Respond To Zika Immediately

Washington Post: We must zap Zika before it’s too late
Editorial Board

“Congress and President Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing danger of the Zika virus. … Further delay will degrade preparedness for a virus that carries a greater punch than was first believed. … House Republicans are saying that the White House hasn’t provided enough detail. We applaud the congressional urge to apply oversight, but not the delay. Congress and the president have no shortage of staff to investigate, hammer out legislation, create programs, and build an effective response. They must get to work immediately. Zika doesn’t know a Democrat from a Republican…” (4/20).

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