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VERBATIM: Obama calls out Congress on Zika

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I have at least pretty vivid memories of how concerned people were about Ebola. The notion that we would stop monitoring as effectively and dealing with Ebola in order to deal with Zika doesn't make a lot of Sense. And I don't think it would make a lot of sense to the American people.
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Bottom line is Congress needs to get me a bill. It needs to get me a bill that has sufficient funds to do the job. They should not be going off on recess, before this is done. And certainly this has to get done over the course of the next several weeks in order for us to be able to provide confidence to the American people that we're handling this piece of business.