Republicans are treating the threat of Zika with so little seriousness as they decided to use the crisis as an opportunity to eliminate protections for the water that our children drink.
"Our top public health officials have been extremely clear: $1.9 billion is the amount needed to protect American children and families from Zika."
The Republican Congress is about to leave for an almost two-week recess. Republicans are leaving Washington without having completed any of the urgent business before Congress.
While House Republicans enable polluters, Democrats will stand for clean energy, a healthy environment and good-paying jobs for future generations.
House Republicans' thirst to discriminate against the LGBT community is so strong that they are willing to vote down their own appropriations bill in order to prevent progress over bigotry.
Republicans, again, have had time for almost five weeks of recess in this spring period, no time to act on the crisis with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.
With this bill, the House GOP is trying to override the democratic will of 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia, and insert Republicans’ ceaseless dysfunction into the operations and finances of the District.
...Speaker Ryan and House Republicans have shown the American people that they’re not serious about addressing the perilous and lethal threat of Zika. ...
Only Congress can provide Puerto Rico with the tools it needs to emerge from the fiscal and public debt crisis that hangs over its economy, its families and its future.
History will not look kindly on the votes Republicans proudly took to target Americans because of whom they are or whom they love.