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6/17/2016 Member News
Rep. Jolly Announces Support for Funding President's Zika Request

Rep. Jolly Announces Support for Funding President's Zika Request

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) released the following statement today after a Florida delegation meeting on the Zika virus.
 
"The Florida delegation met this morning with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and other state stakeholders in the fight to contain Zika. While I have worked in recent months to modify certain components of the President's plan in a way that I believe would more directly target funding specifically for disease prevention, control, and cure, the fact is it's time to approve a final package now. In recent days Pinellas County leadership has confirmed as much by sharing with me the county's need for resources now - and my job is to fight for those resources. As such, I support the President's funding proposal, voted in favor of it this morning during consideration by the House Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from Florida on both sides of the aisle to enact a complete Zika package immediately. Now is the time." – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13)