Senate Republicans Preparing to Relent on Funding for Zika

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  • Republicans said to be drafting $1 billion-plus package
  • White House has been intensifying push to secure funding

City environmental health specialist Gerardo Valdez prepares to check a mosquito trap on April 14, 2016, in McAllen, Texas.

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Senate Republicans are preparing to relent on a major portion of President Barack Obama’s emergency request to respond to the Zika virus.

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