Monsanto and Chevron are tickled pink...the GOP House thugs will be handsomely rewarded, to be sure. Their blatant misogyny continues to amaze as it grows exponentially with every session: low ball and reduce requested funding to get a jump on finding a vaccine to combat the ZIKA virus; money to eliminate the conditions fostering the hatch of the Zika-carrying mosquito (a species that preys only on humans, no less); providing funding for window screens in areas where the mosquito prefers to breed/live (South and Texas, e.g.); clean up garbage and standing water in depressed neighborhoods most likely affected by the mosquito population expansion. Fully fund the needs of the NIH and other public health organizations to expedite research would be a no-brainer. It is women who bear the brunt of raising a severely disabled child and a child with microcephaly has any number of medical problems in addition to the mental disability: retinal blindness, deafness, organ failure (kidneys, liver, lungs). And who will pay the $10 MILLION per child in medical costs? Surely none of the miserly U S Reps or Sens diminishing the funding for combating ZIKA. Interesting how these self-same politicians do not hesitate to fully fund use of military might in "combating" perceived threats, especially in the Middle East or other oil-rich areas...guess the Pentagon is more valuable to them than the NIH.