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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Senate Democrats’ obstruction of funding to address the spread of the Zika virus:

“In a sickening display of partisanship at the expense of the common good, Senate Democrats have rejected a bill that funds our nation’s response to the Zika virus. It’s officially summer. Mosquitos aren’t waiting to spread the Zika virus until Democrats figure out how to best politically posture themselves. The American people—particularly unborn children—are at risk and Senate Democrats have no excuse to block this bill.”