Schumer Says Congress Should return From Recess To Address Zika

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zikaSen. Charles Schumer says Congress should return to Washington to take up emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.

The New York Democrat says ongoing work on a vaccine could be jeopardized unless lawmakers end their current recess early and approve a $1.9 billion emergency Zika funding bill.

Schumer says he made his request in a letter to House and Senate leadership.

He says lawmakers would only have to return to Washington for a single day to approve the funding.

Congress isn’t scheduled to reconvene until September.

(AP)




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  1. What schumer doesn’t mention us that stuck into the bill is funding for planned parenthood which was why the republicans voted it down

    Now, I fully understand why (because pregnant women might want an abortion instead of a child with a small head) based on planned parenthood’s organ harvesting they should be outlawed