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Democrats demand Congress end its vacation to approve Zika funding

(The Guardian) Senate Democrats have called for Congress to end its recess and immediately approve emergency funds for combating the Zika virus in America, after Florida reported its first cases of mosquito-borne infections on the mainland, and funding for mosquito nets for pregnant women started running low…
Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Senate minority leader Harry Reid then demanded that Congress reconvene and release emergency funding, which lawmakers had failed to approve amid bitter infighting. They then left the matter unresolved for a seven-week recess that began in June, coinciding with the start of the peak months for North American mosquitos.
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