Funding Fight over Battling Zika Virus
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) —
Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bill that would fund the government and battle Zika because it did not include money to address Flint, Michigan's water crisis.
Twelve Republican senators also voted against the bill.
The action comes as federal agencies sweat out a possible shutdown at midnight Friday, due to a lack of funding.
Now, congressional leaders are searching for a compromise bill in order to prevent an election season government shutdown.