Menendez on Zika: ‘We Need to Act Now!’

Menendez on Zika: ‘We Need to Act Now!’


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) delivered a speech today on the floor of the U.S. Senate demanding Republicans allow Congress to immediately pass a clean funding bill to address the escalating Zika public health crisis.  In an effort to appeal to the conscience of fellow members, he shared his personal connection to the spread of the virus and the growing risk on women and unborn children.  The senator’s daughter is six months pregnant with her first child—his first grandchild—and living in Miami, the epicenter of locally-transmitted Zika in the U.S.