28 Jun '16, 4pm

Senate fight over Zika funds sidelines VA funding bill

Senate fight over Zika funds sidelines VA funding bill

Mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia, in February. Political fights over Zika virus prevention funding sidelined a Veterans Affairs and military construction funding bill this week. (Photo: Ricardo Mazalan/AP) 14 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Political squabbling over funding to fight the Zika virus sidelined next year’s Veterans Affairs appropriations plans on Tuesday, leaving the department's fiscal 2017 budget in doubt heading into the height of election season. Senate Democrats blocked a procedural move to advance the spending bill, which included $176.9 billion in VA funding starting in October, $7.9 billion for military construction projects and $1.1 billion for Zika prevention. The House approved the compromise bill a week earlier, along party lines. If the Senate had adopted the measure, it would have headed to the ...

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