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S. 2518 (114th): Zika Response and Safety Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 9, 2016 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2518

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 9, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To authorize the use of Ebola funds for Zika response and preparedness.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zika Response and Safety Act of 2016.

2.

Authorization to use Ebola funds to fight Zika

(a)

Authorization

In addition to the purposes otherwise provided for Ebola funds made available in prior appropriation Acts, such funds may also be used for Zika virus response and preparedness.

(b)

Ebola funds defined

For purposes of this section, the term Ebola funds means amounts made available to any Department or agency for Ebola response and preparedness.