Obama to ask Congress for $1.8 billion to combat Zika virus

February 8, 2016 1:34 PM

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Obama to ask Congress for $1.8 billion to combat Zika virus

The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion to respond to the Zika virus abroad and prepare for it at home, the administration said Monday.

We must work aggressively to investigate these outbreaks, and mitigate, to the best extent possible, the spread of the virus," the administration said in a statement. Although the administration said it has not yet seen a case of Zika transmitted directly from within the continental United States, b...

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