There are currently 32 active, pending or enacted bills and resolutions pertaining to the Zika Virus. The full list appears below the text of this article.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April cut $44 million from the fund that helps state and local governments prepare for public health emergencies. It was part of the $589 million the White House moved from other programs — mostly money allocated for domestic and international responses to the Ebola virus — to combat Zika as it awaited action on Capitol Hill.
Now action has been taken.
Zika Supplemental – Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS), Education, and Related Agencies
The Labor-HHS title of the Zika supplemental includes $933 million to respond to the Zika virus, other vector-borne diseases, and related health conditions. When combined with funds recently transferred from unobligated Ebola balances to Zika response activities, excluding $44 million in reimbursements, HHS has available resources of $1.4 billion to combat the Zika virus.
Mosquito Control and Surveillance
$394 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support vector control, technical assistance for states, and international response activities. Of this amount, $44 million is to reimburse states for Public Health Emergency Preparedness funding transferred for Zika response activities. Vaccine and Diagnostic Development – $397 million for the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development authority for research related to Zika, vaccine development, and commercialization of diagnostic tests for Zika virus. Public Health & Care – $75 million to reimburse health care provided in states and U.S. territories with active Zika transmission for those without private health insurance.
The Zika supplemental also provides:
- $40 million for Community Health Centers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
- $6 million for National Health Service Corps in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
- $20 million for Maternal and Child Health special projects of regional and national significance (SPRANS) in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
H.Res. 815: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that governments should assure that all travelers departing for or returning from a destination where mosquito transmission of the Zika Virus is occurring will be informed of symptoms of th
S.Res. 530: A resolution supporting the termination of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives established pursuant to House Resolution 461, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 736: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4974) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for