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U.S. House FY17 Labor-HHS-Education Draft Spending Bill Would Create Reserve Fund For Outbreak Response

CQ News: House Spending Draft Would Establish Infectious Disease Fund
“House appropriators proposed creating a reserve fund in an annual spending bill to allow for swift responses to emerging health threats such as the mosquito-borne Zika virus. While that proposal may have bipartisan appeal, other provisions in the fiscal 2017 Labor-HHS-Education draft likely will renew bitter divisions over workplace and gun policies…” (Young, 7/6).

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