The government shutdown has put a spotlight on a number of critical initiatives under President Donald Trump’s administration.
Here are the key ones:Trump’s administration has approved more than $2.8 billion in funding to help states fight the Zika virus.
The money will go toward funding grants to state and local governments and for emergency preparedness, among other things.
The grants are expected to cover about 50 percent of the cost of Zika aid.
The other $3.4 billion will go to the states to help with the rollout of Zika prevention and treatment, and to other health-related initiatives, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Trump also has approved a waiver that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to set the “greenhouse gas” limits for power plants that generate more than 400 megawatts of power.
The EPA has said it expects to meet its cap by the end of the year.
And the Trump-led Department of Agriculture is looking to create a “bio-environmental science” department to study how to better protect farmers and livestock.