Durbin to Senate GOP: Do Your Job
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today blasted Senate Republican leaders for politicizing legislative efforts to address the growing Zika crisis. In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin called on Republicans to stop endangering the health of pregnant women and babies and work with Democrats to pass bipartisan emergency funding legislation.
“Seven months ago, the president asked Congress for $1.9 billion in emergency funding so that public health experts would have the resources they needed to fight Zika. Here we are almost seven months later, 200 days later, and Congress still has refused to provide the resources necessary to protect American families from this virus. This is a disgrace. It is an outrage,” said Durbin. “I’m tired of the partisan games being played with the health of pregnant women and babies. To date, that's exactly what's happened with the partisan response to this Zika crisis. It’s time for this to stop.”
Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor are available here.
Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.
Footage of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available for TV Stations using FTP in high definition here.
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