WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the conference report on the Zika Prevention and Response Act and the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations Act:

 “I am deeply disappointed my colleagues in the Senate once again blocked critical funding to combat the Zika virus and  provide quality care for our veterans. It is our responsibility to move the American people’s priorities forward – in a fiscally responsible way – and not succumb to partisan politics, especially at the expense of those in need of immediate care and assistance.”

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