We thank many readers for their emails and messages about yesterday’s Zika comments and today’s report of the Senate vote. One frequent question about the technical structure of the vote may warrant some additional notes.
The Senate vote was on the “Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2577” (the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017). The bill includes three divisions:
• the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017;
• the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016; and
• the Zika Vector Control Act
Readers may wish to view the summary of the bill on the Congress.gov website, here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2577
or to see the Senate roll call on the vote, here: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote=00112