House approves $622 million Zika funding bill

May 19, 2016 1:35 AM

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House approves $622 million Zika funding bill

House Republicans on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $622 million bill to combat the Zika virus, creating a pot of funds about one-third the size requested by the White House.

All but four Republicans who cast votes were in favor of the bill, which funds federal research, prevention and treatment efforts for the next six months.

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