Missouri senator to lead hearing on fight against Zika virus - KMOV.com

Missouri senator to lead hearing on fight against Zika virus

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt will lead a hearing on the fight against the Zika virus in Washington, D.C. Thursday.

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama asked for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding to fight the virus.

Sen. Blunt is the chairman of the subcommittee that will play a big role in whether funds are directed towards the virus. In the past, the senator has said that money set aside to fight Ebola could be used to fight the new threat.

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