Zika is a public health emergency, and Congress should be doing everything in its power to fight the disease right now. But Congress has gone on recess. The Republican leadership won’t lift a finger. Instead, they have no plans to call us back to work before Labor Day—no chance to give our doctors, scientists, and public health officials the funding they need.
Each day that the Republicans stall, more and more people get sick from Zika. More babies risk being born with heartbreaking head deformities. More adults risk contracting an autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system.
Tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: We cannot wait any longer to protect Americans’ health. Bring Congress back to pass a clean bill to fund our country’s Zika response.