Fla. Governor To Tell Reluctant Lawmakers: Treat Zika Like A Hurricane
It's something they need to prepare for in case of devastation, Gov. Rick Scott will say when he visits Capitol Hill next week to request lawmakers drop the "political grandstanding" and take action on Zika funding.
The Miami Herald:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Heads To Congress To Ask For Zika Funds
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to drop by Capitol Hill next week to push for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus. Without asking for a specific amount of money, Scott will request that lawmakers treat the Zika threat like they would a hurricane: something to be prepared for in case of devastation. His trip is planned for May 11-12. (Mazzei, 5/4)
Florida's GOP Governor Urges Congress To Approve Zika Funding
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will meet with GOP leaders in Congress next week, urging them to drop the “political grandstanding” and quickly approve funds to fight the Zika virus. ... The governor did not say how much money his state needed to prepare for the outbreak, but pointed out that more than 100 cases have already been reported in Florida. Scott is the latest Florida Republican to call on GOP leaders to end their months-long fight with the White House over how much money to spend fighting Zika. (Ferris, 5/4)