U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Of Florida First House Republican To Support Obama Administration’s Zika Funding Request

The Hill: First GOP rep backs Obama’s Zika funding request
“Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on Monday became the first House Republican to publicly back President Obama’s nearly $2 billion emergency funding request for combating the Zika virus. Buchanan, whose home state is at risk of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus as early as next month, said he is hoping to end months of gridlock between the White House and GOP leadership, who have locked horns on the funding request…” (Ferris, 5/2).