WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the follow statement upon the Center for Disease Control’s announcement that they will be sending an expert in Infection Prevention and Control to the Lambeth House in New Orleans:

“After alerting the Trump Administration about the severity of cases at the Lambeth House in New Orleans, I am glad we were able to get the CDC to send an expert in Infection Prevention and Control to the center to assist with their Coronavirus cases. The Lambeth House has experienced a heartbreaking number of deaths as well as an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, and we need to help the families and facility receive the necessary assistance to increase protection of their residents.”