U.S. Congress’s Standstill On Zika Funding Continues As July 4th Recess Approaches

CQ News: No Progress on Zika Funding Package Seen as Recess Beckons
“Lawmakers are preparing to leave for recess with Zika talks at a standstill. Republicans insist the Senate must reconsider a vote to reject advancement of a $1.1 billion aid package, while Democrats want Republicans to work with them on a new deal…” (Mejdrich, 6/29).

The Hill: Senate Dems pledge to keep fighting over Zika
“Senate Democrats on Wednesday pledged to keep fighting over funding to combat the Zika virus as lawmakers head toward a Fourth of July recess with no deal in sight. ‘It’s the last thing Republicans should be playing politics with. We all know that Zika poses a serious threat,’ Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) told reporters. ‘Read our lips. Read our lips. … We are not relenting’…” (Carney, 6/29).

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