Congressional allocation of $1.1 billion to help fight the spread and effects of the Zika virus.

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.

S. 2518: Zika Response and Safety Act of 2016

Sponsor: Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
Introduced: Feb 9, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 9, 2016

H.R. 4561: ZIPP Act

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19]
Introduced: Feb 12, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 12, 2016

S. 3290: Servicemembers’ Zika Protection Act of 2016

Sponsor: Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
Introduced: Sep 7, 2016
Referred to Committee: Sep 7, 2016

H.R. 4563: ZIP Act

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19]
Introduced: Feb 12, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 12, 2016

S. 2899: Zika Response and Regulatory Relief Act

Sponsor: Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
Introduced: Apr 28, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 28, 2016

H.R. 897: Zika Vector Control Act

Sponsor: Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
Introduced: Feb 11, 2015
Passed House: May 24, 2016

H.R. 5031: Zika Eradication and Good Government Act of 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
Introduced: Apr 21, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 21, 2016

H.R. 4446: Zika Response and Safety Act of 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
Introduced: Feb 3, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 3, 2016

H.R. 6010: Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry Act of 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
Introduced: Sep 13, 2016
Referred to Committee: Sep 13, 2016

H.R. 4562: Zika Authorization Plan Act of 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19]
Introduced: Feb 12, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 12, 2016

H.R. 6040: Zero Impacted Kids in America (ZIKA) Act

Sponsor: Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
Introduced: Sep 15, 2016
Referred to Committee: Sep 15, 2016

S. 2843: A bill to provide emergency supplemental appropriations to address the Zika crisis.

Sponsor: Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
Introduced: Apr 21, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 21, 2016

H.R. 5243: Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
Introduced: May 16, 2016
Passed House: May 18, 2016

S. 2512: Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act

Sponsor: Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
Introduced: Feb 8, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President: Apr 19, 2016

H.R. 4400: Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act

Sponsor: Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
Introduced: Feb 1, 2016
Referred to Committee: Feb 1, 2016

H.R. 5958: Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for Zika response and preparedness.

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19]
Introduced: Sep 8, 2016
Referred to Committee: Sep 8, 2016

H.R. 5044: Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.

Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
Introduced: Apr 25, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 25, 2016

H.R. 2577: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Act

Sponsor: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
Introduced: May 27, 2015
Conference Report Agreed to by House: Jun 23, 2016

S.Res. 425: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
Introduced: Apr 14, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 14, 2016

H.Res. 680: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

Sponsor: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
Introduced: Apr 14, 2016
Referred to Committee: Apr 14, 2016

H.R. 6071: Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
Introduced: Sep 20, 2016
Referred to Committee: Sep 20, 2016

S. 3039: SMASH Act

Sponsor: Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
Introduced: Jun 9, 2016
Referred to Committee: Jun 9, 2016

H.R. 5492: SMASH Act

Sponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18]
Introduced: Jun 15, 2016
Referred to Committee: Jun 15, 2016

H.R. 5463: SMASH Act

Sponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18]
Introduced: Jun 13, 2016
Referred to Committee: Jun 13, 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
Introduced: Apr 15, 2016
Passed House: May 19, 2016

H.R. 5054: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
Introduced: Apr 26, 2016
Reported by Committee: Apr 26, 2016

H.R. 5293: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
Introduced: May 19, 2016
Failed Cloture: Sep 6, 2016

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