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Washington, D.C. In an interview with CBS Miami that aired today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Congress to immediately approve funding to combat the Zika virus.‎
 
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
CBS Miami, Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
June 26, 2016
https://youtu.be/KE4shPxLHTA
 
“We have a public health emergency that could explode in our face. The House and the Senate in a Conference Committee Report just authorized $1.1 billion. It didn’t have the stuff for Puerto Rico in there. It’s nowhere near where I wanted it to be, it is by [no means] perfect. I wanted $1.9 [billion], I wanted it to include Puerto Rico, it has none of that in there.
 
“And yet, I am going to support it because we have to do something. I know it’s less than perfect, I know it’s less than ideal, but we have to get the money flowing.‎ It’s probably already too late in some cases. Every day that goes by is a day too late.
 
“We should have dealt with this three months ago. ‎It has taken so long, it makes no sense to me. But Congress is going to recess July 15th, and we can't go home without something in the pipeline. So I am going to support it even though I don’t like it, it doesn't go far enough, and it’s not perfect. Compromise.”