Rose DeLauro

House Democrats to Demand Action on Zika
Senators say compromise proposal coming soon

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House Democrats announced on Tuesday their intention to file a discharge petition for a $1.9 billion emergency supplemental funding package to combat the Zika virus.  

The emergency supplemental measure, introduced months ago by Appropriations Committee ranking member Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., would fully fund the Obama administration’s funding request.