Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk
The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk
Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
“…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop the virus from spreading are not taken and more Americans are being put at unnecessary risk. The sad irony is that many of those playing politics with Zika funding are the same congressional leaders who purport to care for the health of the unborn. If ever there was a time to put safety before politics — it is now. LULAC urges Congress to do the job that the American people elected them do and vote on legislation that will fund measures to protect vulnerable Americans from Zika threats” (9/20).