Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion

September 30, 2016

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion

More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects.

President Barack Obama signed stopgap spending bill Thursday. It provides $1.1 billion to use in continuing work on a vaccine against Zika virus infection, as well as studies of the effects on unborn babies, adults and children. It will also help states control the mosquitoes that spread the virus.

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