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The Hill Examines U.S. House’s Proposed ‘FEMA For Public Health’ Fund To Ward Off Future Disease Outbreaks

The Hill: GOP backs new fund for public health
“While Congress remains deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus, senior GOP leaders are working to head off yet another big public health funding fight. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), and others for weeks behind the scenes have been working on legislation to create an emergency fund for public health crises. They call it ‘FEMA for public health,’ a reference to the Federal Emergency Management Agency that helps communities hurt by disasters…” (Ferris, 7/10).

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