President Barack Obama said Thursday he would veto a bill the House and Senate are preparing to fight the Zika epidemic, NBC News reports.
The House passed a measure on Wednesday to provide $1.1 billion to prepare for, study and fight the virus. The Senate is ready to take it up next week, or after the July 4 recess.
Obama asked for $1.9 billion, and the White House says the bill also carries some riders aimed at damaging family planning groups, including Planned Parenthood.
House Speaker Paul Ryan calls the measure a “responsible plan.” It unused funds set aside for territories for Obamacare and from funds allocated to fight Ebola in West Africa.