Clinton to address Zika on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Clinton says she will meet with health professionals combatting the Zika virus in Florida.

Speaking at a rally in St. Petersburg Monday, Clinton said she would be visiting people working on the “front line of Zika” on Tuesday.

She added that, “Washington cannot keep ignoring the needs of the families of Florida.”

The Republican-controlled Congress left town in mid-July for a seven-week recess without approving any of the $1.9 billion that President Barack Obama requested in February to develop a vaccine and control the mosquitoes that carry the virus.

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