Bruised and Bitten: How Major Spending Cuts in Puerto Rico Have Left The Island Vulnerable to Zika

The House Natural Resources Committee staff, led by Ranking Member Grijalva, released a report showing that devastating budget cuts imposed in the wake of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion financial crisis have left Puerto Rico vulnerable to the Zika virus. As Congress considers legislation to help the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island emerge from this humanitarian crisis, it is clear that further cuts could be dangerous and cost more than they would save.

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