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Some U.S. Lawmakers, Medical Groups Urge Republican-Led Congress To Act On Zika Funding

New York Times: Republicans, Who Warned of Dithering on Ebola, Now Hesitate on Zika
“…Now it is the Republican-led Congress moving slowly on providing money to combat the spread of Zika, alarming some lawmakers who fear that their colleagues do not recognize the potential consequences if the mosquito-borne disease begins to spread in the United States…” (Hulse, 6/14).

Washington Times: Medical groups press Congress to move faster on Zika funding
“The American Medical Association told Congress Tuesday to stop dragging its feet and post funds to combat the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that causes birth defects and is threatening the U.S. mainland. It also told lawmakers to set aside money in a special fund within the Health and Human Services Department, so that Washington doesn’t have to swipe funds from other accounts every time there is a public health emergency…” (Howell, 6/14).

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