August 3, 2016
"As we watch the Zika virus continue to spread here in Florida and threaten public safety, I urge Congress to be proactive in their response," said Chief Val Demings, candidate for Florida's 10th Congressional District. "Congress needs to understand the urgency of this matter, come together and pass legislation that will ensure that Florida has the proper funding to fight and prevent the spread of Zika. This shouldn't be a partisan issue, politics should be put aside to protect the people of Florida and beyond. We cannot afford to to wait any longer. "