Sep 06 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577) conference report:
“Three times now the Senate has failed to come together to support a fiscally responsible approach to fighting Zika. Congress must make certain our nation’s experts have what they need to combat this virus, and I will continue to advocate for a solution. No woman’s reaction to learning she is pregnant should be fear because of Zika, and no newborn child’s well-being should be endangered because their nation’s leaders lack the will to get the job done.
“This bill also supports our nation’s veterans and prioritizes critical military construction projects in Kansas. Partisan gridlock impacts the readiness of our military and increases the challenges our veterans currently face.”
Click here to read Sen. Moran’s recent op-ed on the importance of coming together to combat the Zika virus.