White House opposes House Zika bill, calls funding inadequate

By REUTERS
May 17, 2016 20:14

 
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WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday said it strongly opposes a House bill to fight the Zika virus, saying its funding is "woefully inadequate" to support the public health response that is needed.

The Obama administration has urged Congress to pass legislation that would direct $1.9 billion to fighting the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects including microcephaly.

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