Senator Marco Rubio ? Local transmission of the Zika virus in Pinellas County underscores this public health crisis

Senator Marco Rubio ? Local transmission of the Zika virus in Pinellas County underscores this public health crisis

Marco Rubio @ Old Guard Audio

Marco Rubio @ Old Guard Audio

Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter
This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:

  • Regarding Florida’s latest non-travel related cases of Zika, including one in Pinellas County, Marco said, “ Local transmission of the Zika virus in Pinellas County underscores this public health crisis is a statewide issue with statewide implications, which is why federal assistance and funding are so critical. We don’t know where or how this could pop up next, so the Obama Administration should reallocate more existing funds to efforts to eradicate Zika, and Congress should come together and pass the funding our health officials and experts need to get the job done.” Marco was one of the first Republicans to support President Obama’s request for additional funding to fight Zika, and supported every anti-Zika bill the U.S. Senate has considered. Learn more about what Marco is doing to combat Zika in Florida here.
  • Marco said the peace agreement announced in Colombia “ is just another step in a long process that will hopefully bring a much-deserved peace to the Colombian people. … The Colombian people have suffered for decades under narcoterrorists and deserve a real and lasting peace.” Read Marco’s full remarks here.
  • The Obama Administration once again denied the state of Florida’s request for a federal disaster declaration in response to the toxic algal blooms in the state’s waterways. “The Administration has chosen yet again to turn a blind eye to the livelihoods of Floridians who are affected by this toxic algae. Even though the end to this disaster is not in sight, the President is telling our state we are on our own,”Marco said. “I will continue to do everything I can to protect our waterways and ecosystem, and the businesses and property owners who have suffered financial losses due to the discharges from Lake Okeechobee.” Learn more about how Marco is fighting on behalf of Floridians affected by the algae crisis here.

For more ways to stay connected with Marco’s office, be sure to “like” his Facebookpage, follow his office’s Twitter and Flipboard, check out his mobile apps, and subscribe to his YouTube channel. You can also follow Marco on Twitter, @MarcoRubio.

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