Obama snaps at Congress for dragging feet on Zika prevention bill

Obama speaks about the Zika virus.
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The days leading up to a holiday weekend always feel impossibly long (happy Monday!), but for those in Congress, this week might be downright interminable. President Obama has scolded lawmakers for dragging their feet on a Zika prevention funding bill, claiming, "They should not be going off on recess before this is done."

"To the extent that we're not handling this thing on the front end, we're going to have bigger problems on the back end," Obama said.

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