LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that the U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (SMASH) Act, bipartisan legislation Senator King introduced that would help give states and localities the tools they need to fight back against mosquitoes and the viruses they carry. The bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives for its consideration.
“Insect-borne diseases aren’t a one-year threat – they pose a long-term challenge, which is why it’s critical we act now to prepare for future dangers,” Senator King said. “By passing this legislation, we have moved one step closer to providing our states and localities with the resources they need to defend against serious illnesses. I am grateful to my Senate colleagues for their support of the SMASH Act, and am hopeful that the House can quickly pass this common-sense bill.”
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