Schumer: Congress should return from recess to address Zika
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should return to Washington to take up emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.
The New York Democrat says ongoing work on a vaccine could be jeopardized unless lawmakers end their current recess early and approve a $1.9 billion emergency Zika funding bill.
Schumer says he made his request in a letter to House and Senate leadership.
He says lawmakers would only have to return to Washington for a single day to approve the funding.
Congress isn't scheduled to reconvene until September.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
One man, fireman and police officer, gets hero's funeral he deserved
Baton Rouge comes out in force for 33rd Wearin' of the Green...
Capital area prepares for St. Patrick's Day Parade
Student, worker arrested after fist fight between at local high school
Police: Man shot by deputy was having 'psychotic break', linked to nearby...