Senator David Perdue: Zika Funding Should Not Be A Political Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked Zika research funding for the third time since the disease was named a public health emergency:

“Zika funding should not be a political fight. We should all agree to responsibly fund critical research to combat this disease. Despite Democrats’ rhetoric, if they had not blocked this funding, Congress could have acted on Zika months ago. This is a textbook example of the partisan political fights that have Georgians and Americans fed up with Washington. Likewise, this partisan obstructionism is also preventing Congress from responsibly funding the federal government. I urge my colleagues to join us in our efforts to fund critical research that could save innocent lives and help women across the world.”