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John Katko once again blocks vote on full Zika funding

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John Katko once again blocks vote on full Zika funding

Zika is a massive public health threat poised to infect large numbers of Americans this summer, yet today, Reliable Conservative Congressman John Katko voted for the fifth time against consideration of fully funding our response to this crisis. The CDC and President Obama have requested $1.9 billion in emergency funds, but the House has only voted to provide about one third of that amount. Today, after four previous unsuccessful attempts, Katko had another chance to adequately address this threat head-on, but passed.

“Rather than heeding the advice of health experts and proactively addressing Zika before the summer mosquito season, reliable conservative Congressman John Katko is sucking disease prevention efforts dry by refusing to fully fund the Center for Disease Control’s efforts,” said Bryan Lesswing at the DCCC. “Katko apparently thinks we can tackle Zika with only a third of what the CDC needs.”

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