McConnell Welcomes Sec. Burwell for Zika Briefing
‘Keeping Americans safe and healthy is a top priority…I’m looking forward to hearing what she has to say.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to a bipartisan briefing he requested by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the Zika virus:
“Just this morning, local health departments confirmed two cases of the Zika virus in two states bordering Kentucky — Indiana and Ohio.
“Americans want a better understanding of the Administration’s efforts to fight this virus and its spread.
“Americans want to know what the Administration’s funding priorities are for combatting Zika in a time of limited federal resources.
“We appreciate Secretary Burwell coming today to help explain all of this. She and her team will provide a briefing to Senate leaders, committee chairs, and ranking members about a virus Americans are rightly concerned about.
“Keeping Americans safe and healthy is a top priority for all of us. I’m looking forward to hearing what she has to say.”
Related Issues: Zika Virus, Health Care