Senate Democrats Block Zika Funding Due to Republican Add-On's

The Senate Democrats helped to block a bill that would provide funding for the Zika Virus. The 1.1 billion dollar bill would have put restrictions on Planned Parenthood and allowed Confederate Flags to be flown at memorials. In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats for the comments:
"It's hard to explain why — despite their own calls for funding — Senate Democrats decided to block a bill that could help keep pregnant women and babies safer from Zika...It's also hard to explain why — despite the array of terror attacks we've seen across the world — Senate Democrats decided to block a bill that could help keep the American people safer from threats" -Mitch McConnell
However, Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that the pill contained too many "poison pills" that prevented the Democrats from passing the bill, despite them proposing to do so. It appears that in order for the bill to pass, the Planned Parenthood measures will have to be dropped. The Democrats also opposed a 576 billion dollar Pentagon spending measure, citing Republican opposition