Diaz-Balart Votes to Fund Zika Response, Keep Government Open
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5325, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which included Zika funding and a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open.
“As the number of Zika cases in Florida continues to rise, long-awaited federal funding will finally be provided. This is a tremendous victory for the South Florida delegation who has tirelessly worked together, from both sides of the aisle and both chambers, to raise the importance of this issue and help resolve it. I’m proud of the work my colleagues and I have done to spread awareness about this critical issue and get the right amount of funding we need to fight Zika.
“I thank Speaker Ryan and Chairman Rogers for their leadership in these negotiations, and I look forward to the President signing this into law to quickly release federal funds.”