White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

April 6, 2016 10:36 PM

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White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

The Obama administration announced today that because the president's request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding has stalled in Congress, it will shift $589 million, most of it from Ebola resources, toward critical activities such as controlling mosquitoes, building lab capacity, and developing vaccines and diagnostic tests.

President Obama first asked for the emergency funding on Feb 8, and members of Congress have balked at the $1.9 billion request, demanding that the administration tap unused Ebola money. The president's formal request for funds to help with the international and domestic responses on Feb 22 said the...

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