WASHINGTON, D.C.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement today regarding news that the Zika virus is being locally transmitted in the United States:
“Zika continues to be a real threat to America, and that is why the House passed strong legislation to combat Zika and suspend outrageous regulations that make it harder to actually kill mosquitos that spread the Zika virus. It is shameful that Senate Democrats are playing politics with a disease that threatens millions of Americans, particularly expecting mothers and their children, by blocking a vote on this important legislation.”