U.S. House Minority Leader Pelosi Proposes ‘FEMA-Like’ Emergency Fund For Disease Outbreaks
The Hill: Pelosi calls for new emergency fund to tackle Zika-like crises
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the creation of a new federal fund designed specifically to address unforeseen crises like the Zika virus outbreak. Pelosi said the partisan standoff over funding to combat Zika that has continued for most of the year is evidence enough that Congress needs to devise a new ‘FEMA-like’ system that can respond to similar emergencies more quickly…” (Lillis, 9/8).
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