Feeling Heat on Zika, Senate Republicans to Approve Funds

  • Roy Blunt says $1.1 billion could be added to spending bills
  • Democrats, White House continue to push for $1.9 billion

Adult mosquitoes are seen in an egg production cage in the laboratory at the Oxitec Ltd. facility in Campinas, Brazil, on March 1, 2016.

Photographer: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

Senate Republicans plan to approve at least $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus in the next week or so, amid intensifying pressure to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne illness. 

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