Dr. Tom Frieden the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in his comments to Congress Tuesday, August 30, 2016, regarding funding to combat the Zika virus, "Basically, we're out of money. Congress needs to do something."
Frieden is delivering his most urgent appeal since February for lawmakers to approve some or all of the Obama administration’s $1.9 billion request, about a week before the end of Congress's summer recess.
Lawmakers will return to Washington with about three weeks to approve a spending bill and avert a government shutdown. If that bill does not include Zika funding, Frieden said, the CDC will not be able to continue with its Zika prevention, diagnosis and medical research efforts.
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