Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Participates in Zika Preparedness Roundtable with Governor Scott

Aug 26, 2016
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after participating in a Zika preparedness roundtable with Florida Governor Rick Scott, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and other local elected officials.   

“I was glad to join Governor Scott at this important roundtable to discuss how the federal government and Florida can work together to combat this dangerous virus. The state of Florida has become ground zero for the Zika virus, yet Senate Democrats continue to block funding for their own political gain. I urge them to reconsider the two pieces of House legislation they have twice blocked.  Time is of the essence, and we must fund and provide every dollar needed to respond to Zika, and not one penny less. I am grateful to Governor Scott for his leadership on the issue, and I will continue to work with him on prevention, response, and the eventual eradication of this disease.”

Read background on Congressman Diaz-Balart’s Zika response efforts here.