Ep. 14: Wall Street Takes Priority Over Zika Concerns in Senate

The Big Story

Posted June 29, 2016 at 4:09pm

Despite dire warnings that the mosquito-borne Zika virus is poised to become a public health threat, the Senate was unable to overcome partisan bickering to allocate money toward prevention efforts. Lawmakers, however, were on track to help Puerto Rico avoid defaulting on its $72 billion debt.
CQ Roll Call’s Adriel Bettelheim and Jane Norman explain what happened and why.

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