Senate Approves $1.1 Billion In Funding To Fight The Zika Virus
Part of the funding will go toward the development of vaccines.By Katie Link | May 17, 2016
Senate members voted Tuesday to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to fight the spread of the Zika virus.
The vote comes nearly three months after President Obama asked for approximately $1.9 billion to fight the mosquito-borne "public health crisis."
Despite being about $800 million short of that request, this Senate compromise is still way more than the $622 million Republican House leaders say they’re willing to provide.