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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles while visiting Galvanize, a work space for technology companies, in Denver, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton wants Congress to come back from vacation to deal with Zika



Hillary Clinton visited Miami's Wynwood neighborhood Tuesday.

That's a big deal, considering the Centers for Disease Control just issued a travel advisory warning people not to visit the area, which was hit with 16 Zika cases within a few blocks.

Clinton called on Congress to reconvene and pass emergency funding for fighting the spread of the virus in the continental United States, saying she was "disappointed" lawmakers went on recess before passing a plan to fight the virus.

Her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), said he'd return to Congress to pass a bill to fight the spread of the virus. 

We would love for Sen. Kaine and others to end that filibuster and pass the bill, but it doesn't sound like they're prepared to do that.
Don Stewart, spokesman for Mitch McConnell

But Republicans said Democrats were just as much at fault for the lack of a Zika plan.

Clinton insisted that Congress either pass the Senate-approved $1.1 billion plan, or come up with a new one that was "free of politics."

She also said she sent two aides to Puerto Rico to research more on the virus.

Hillary Clinton wants Congress to come back from vacation to deal with Zika

Across the aisle, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) suggested pregnant woman who get the virus shouldn't have abortions

Rubio was the first Republican to sponsor President Obama's $1.9 billion anti-Zika plan, which was shot down in Congress.

Above, Rubio called for action from Washington to fight Zika. 

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