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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton added her voice Tuesday to the chorus calling for Congress to return to Washington as soon as possible to pass emergency funding to respond to the Zika virus.

After a visit to a Miami-area health clinic, the Democratic presidential nominee said she “would very much urge the leadership of Congress to call people back for a special session and get a bill passed.”


Congressional Democrats have been making the same public plea in recent days, and President Barack Obama chastised lawmakers last week for leaving until September without approving the funding. Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, also called on them to return, saying in a statement Tuesday that Congress “needs to immediately come back to session to resolve this.”

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