Ep. 8: Congress Has Caught the Zika Bug

The Big Story

Posted May 18, 2016 at 2:04pm

Both the House and the Senate are considering emergency bills to combat the Zika virus. The Obama administration says the virus is the next big public health threat. CQ Roll Call’s Budget and Economics Editor Jane Norman and Managing Editor Adriel Bettelheim explain how politics this time may force lawmakers to reach a compromise over how much to spend to address the mosquito-borne virus, which is expected to spread in the coming months.

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