Zika bill dies in U.S. House
By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Late on Tuesday Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have allocated $1.1 billion dollars to fight the Zika virus in the United States. In defense of their votes, democrats cited the bill as laden with inessential provisions, such as amendments that would defund Planned Parenthood, allowing Confederate flags to fly at cemeteries where military veterans are laid to rest, attacking the Clean Water Act, and making cuts to Obamacare. The bill, which required a supermajority of 60 votes to pass, received only 52 votes in favor with 46 opposed. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Continue reading Zika bill dies in U.S. House
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