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Zika funding: no more games from Congress
« on: August 18, 2016, 02:06:30 pm »
Four weeks ago, after months of negotiating and posturing, a divided Congress went on summer recess without providing more funding to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the United States and creating the sort of crisis seen in Brazil. Democrats balked at a Zika funding plan from Republicans that also reduced funds for Planned Parenthood and elements of the Affordable Care Act and ended a ban on flying Confederate flags in military cemeteries. Given what’s happened since then, this GOP gamesmanship was grossly irresponsible.