Senate Zika funding vote fails

By Ted Barrett CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion bill to combat the Zika virus.

They opposed provisions in the bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood and that would have allowed Confederate flags to fly at military veteran cemeteries.

The vote failed 52 to 46. It needed 60 votes to advance.

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