Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats again blocked funding for Zika:

“The House has voted multiple times to provide funding so that the federal government may combat the public health threat posed by the Zika virus. These resources will help to develop effective treatments and bolster preventive measures. Harry Reid and his lieutenants in the Senate need to stop playing games and allow the Zika funding and related measures to move forward.  Also, the Obama administration needs to start putting existing resources to use; leaving over 80% of the appropriated Zika money sitting idle isn’t going to do anything to protect the American people.”