Senator David Perdue: Zika Is A Serious Public Health Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to fund Zika research and benefits for veterans, as well as construction projects for military bases:

“The Zika virus is a serious public health risk facing Georgia, the United States, and the world. Since we are in the midst of the summer and mosquito season, it is essential we step up our efforts to combat Zika. After working to make several improvements, the plan I supported in the Senate today is paid-for and provides research centers, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, with additional resources needed to help stop the spread of the Zika virus. The Democrats did not join us in this effort due to partisan politics, and I sincerely hope they reconsider.”

Funding to combat the Zika virus was included in a House and Senate conference report for the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which Senator Perdue supported in May 2016.