Rep. Stewart’s Statement on Zika Related Death in Utah

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the Zika related fatality in Salt Lake County.

“I have been calling on Congress to act to fund the fight against Zika since February, when I first introduced my legislation to combat this dangerous virus. The House passed my plan in May. Last week the Senate Democrats blocked Zika legislation. This is unacceptable.”

“It’s time for Senate Democrats to stop playing politics with our health, and pass this needed legislation.”

Stewart’s legislative plan to fund the fight against Zika passed the House of Representatives in May. Last week, the Senate Democrats blocked a bill that was being debated in the U.S. Senate.