Wasserman Schultz Statement on Miami Beach Zika Cases

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Washington, DC, August 18, 2016 | comments
Today's news that Miami Beach likely has locally transmitted Zika virus cases is another disturbing development in this public health crisis. These cases show the virus' impact is worsening and Speaker Ryan should immediately end the House of Representatives' recess to pass my legislation fully funding the President's emergency funding request. Our public health agencies need resources for mosquito control, maternal health programs and local government support - and we need to make sure we can continue the essential vaccine research whose funds will run out if Congress doesn't act before September 30th. If House Republicans fail to provide that support, they will have to answer for these new Zika virus cases. House Democrats are ready to take the action this crisis demands.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Miami Beach Zika Cases

 Pembroke Pines, FL - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after health officials reported new locally-transmitted Zika virus cases in Miami Beach:

"Today's news that Miami Beach likely has locally transmitted Zika virus cases is another disturbing development in this public health crisis. These cases show the virus' impact is worsening and Speaker Ryan should immediately end the House of Representatives' recess to pass my legislation fully funding the President's emergency funding request. Our public health agencies need resources for mosquito control, maternal health programs and local government support - and we need to make sure we can continue the essential vaccine research whose funds will run out if Congress doesn't act before September 30th. If House Republicans fail to provide that support, they will have to answer for these new Zika virus cases. House Democrats are ready to take the action this crisis demands."

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Contact: 

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

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