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MIAMI (WSVN) - Florida officials are ready to take the next step in their battle against the Zika virus, and it could not come at a better time.
At a news conference, Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., met with community leaders and local professors to address concerns and discuss measures to eradicate the virus in the newest hot zone in the City of Miami, which was announced last Thursday.
Three Miami lawmakers were so excited about Wednesday night's late U.S. House vote approving funding to fight the Zika virus that they convened reporters to assemble at Miami International Airport when their Washington flight landed Thursday morning.
An aide taped a big, mock check -- for $1.1 billion and made out to "Miami-Dade County and other Zika affected areas -- on a lectern.
"I hope you made note of the check that is attached to the podium," Miami Gardens Democratic Rep.Frederica Wilson said, "because this is a victory."
MIAMI, FL – Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined Republican Congressmen Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart at a press conference to applaud the passage of a continuing resolution that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus. The funding is part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 9. Congresswoman Wilson has been at the forefront of the fight for Zika funding since July, when the first local transmissions were confirmed in Wynwood, which is in the heart of her district.
Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today joined Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and House and Senate Democrats at a press event on the steps of the U. S. Capitol to urge Republicans to join with Democrats to address pressing issues. Legislation to address the Zika virus is a top priority.