WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2577, critical legislation to address the Zika crisis:

“It’s disgraceful that our Democrat colleagues spent all of yesterday violating the rules of the House and abusing the First Amendment to try undermining the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. In addition to trying to take away the Constitutional rights of Americans, House Democrats also refused to address the Zika crisis. House Republicans brought forward and secured passage of this important piece of legislation because the American people deserve a House that does its work rather than indulging in shameless publicity stunts that promote lawlessness.”