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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.
MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will make calls this week to residents living in the Wynwood, Overtown, and Little Haiti neighborhoods to alert them about confirmed mosquito-borne Zika virus transmissions in nearby Wynwood. Although the Zika-affected area is said to have a radius of only one square mile, it could easily spread to adjacent communities. Congresswoman Wilson is alerting the public in order to stop the spread of Zika through awareness and prevention to protect residents, their families, and their communities.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and other community leaders traveled to several health care locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties on Monday to encourage the public to know their status and get tested for HIV.