Issue Brief 16-30
June 2, 2016

Before adjourning for the Memorial Day recess, both the House and Senate passed bills to provide fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The bills differ in the amount of funding they provide, the flexibility given to federal agencies, and the offsets they propose. Both provide less funding than was requested by the president, who has indicated he would veto the House bill.