Biden: Congress must vote on Zika funding to fight "national emergency"

By REUTERS
September 8, 2016 20:07

WASHINGTON - US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday called on the Republican-led Congress to allow a vote on funding to combat the Zika virus, calling the efforts to fight it a "national emergency."

Biden called for an up-or-down vote speaking alongside fellow Democrats at the Capitol. US lawmakers are mired in a political logjam over $1.1 billion in funding to address Zika as the Senate prepares to possibly consider legislation as soon as next week


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