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Politics May 18CDC director warns GOP bill is inadequate to fight Zika
WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that a House GOP measure to combat the Zika virus is inadequate to deal with the swelling threat to public health.
Politics May 17Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than…
Politics May 17GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records
WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.
Politics May 163 months later, Congress ready to act on Obama’s call to battle Zika
WASHINGTON — Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obama’s long-stalled request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems.
Health May 12Senate reaches deal on reduced Zika funding
Top Senate negotiators announced agreement on a $1.1 billion emergency funding measure to battle the Zika virus.
Nation May 11Does Congress need to regulate fantasy sports?
Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar world of fantasy sports games — a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.
Science May 09Mosquito season brings no new urgency for money to fight Zika
The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense…
Politics Apr 19Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is reserving judgment on bipartisan legislation to allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of Saudi regime may have played in the…
Nation Apr 06White House to transfer $589M of Ebola funds to combat Zika virus
Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
Politics Mar 17Paul Ryan wants you to know he is not running for president, so ‘Knock it off’
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan has a message to everyone in the political chattering class who's speculating that he might emerge as the Republican nominee from a contested convention and save the party from front-runner Donald Trump: "Knock it…