U.S. House Democrats Introduce Nearly $2B Zika Emergency Funding Bill; Senate Appropriators Continue Negotiations Over Zika Spending Package

The Hill: House Dems introduce $2B funding bill for Zika virus
“House Democrats on Monday introduced a bill to boost the nation’s response against the Zika virus with nearly $2 billion in emergency funds. The legislation would meet President Obama’s $1.9 billion funding request in full — an approach that has been repeatedly ruled out by House GOP leaders…” (Ferris, 4/25).

Roll Call: Senators Seek to Settle Zika Bill’s Cost
“Senate appropriators are aiming to wrap up this week their negotiations on how they’ll pass an emergency spending package to address the Zika virus as well as its cost, sources familiar with the negotiations told CQ Roll Call on Monday…” (McCrimmon, 4/25).