Schumer Says Congress Should return From Recess To Address Zika


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.



  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