U.S. Congressional Zika Conference Committee Meets, Promises Swift Deal

Associated Press: Republican negotiators promise quick end to Zika talks
“Republicans in control of negotiations on long-delayed funding to combat the Zika virus are promising a quick agreement, as behind-the-scenes negotiations have focused on a potential deal in the range of a $1.1 billion measure passed by the Senate last month…” (Taylor, 6/15).

CQ News: Zika Conference Committee Launches Work, But Few Details Emerge
“The first gathering Wednesday of House and Senate members negotiating a Zika virus response package revealed no details of what the group’s final product may look like, but members on both sides voiced optimism they will complete their work swiftly…” (McCrimmon, 6/15).

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