Wasserman Schultz Statement on Governor Scott's Visit to Capitol Hill

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Washington, DC, May 11, 2016 | comments
While I have serious disagreements with Governor Scott on health care policy, I am glad to see him taking the threat of the Zika virus seriously. During his visit, he should ask Congressional Republicans one question: why are they dragging their feet on President Obama's emergency supplemental request to combat the Zika virus?
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Governor Scott’s Visit to Capitol Hill

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in advance of Governor Scott’s visit to Capitol Hill:

“While I have serious disagreements with Governor Scott on health care policy, I am glad to see him taking the threat of the Zika virus seriously. During his visit, he should ask Congressional Republicans one question: why are they dragging their feet on President Obama’s emergency supplemental request to combat the Zika virus?

“The Zika virus is quickly becoming a public health crisis. Florida is now up to 109 confirmed cases of the virus, and two weeks ago the first American died from it. My Republican colleagues need to stop dragging their feet – I urge them and Governor Scott to publicly support, and act upon, the President’s full $1.9 billion emergency supplemental request without delay. As a lead sponsor on legislation to fully support the President's request, I hope my Republican colleagues will join me in that effort. We need to put Floridians before politics.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

 

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