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Three Florida Republicans object as House approves $622 million for Zika

Three Florida Republicans broke ranks late Wednesday as the GOP-led House approved a $622 million Zika plan.

Those against were Reps. Vern Buchanan, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo. The other Republican against it was Justin Amash of Michigan.

All Democrats but three voted against the proposal, which is at odds with the $1.1 billion approved Tuesday by the Senate and the $1.9 billion the White House wants.

The two chambers now must work out a compromise.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:31pm]


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