Congress' cynical Zika game threatens all Americans
Wednesday night, Congress offered the nation a spectacle of bipartisan blame -- a crass betrayal of the American public's trust in government -- as it forced the collapse of a bill that would have funded the US health response to Zika. The funding was nested within H.R.2577 - Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
In truth, the American people have long rated the two houses of Congress as among the least-trusted institutions in the United States, and politicians rank somewhere close to vermin. But this in no cover for the current outrage.
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