Lawmakers Introduce ‘Vaccines Save Lives’ Resolution

More than 90 members of Congress from both parties introduced a resolution on Friday affirming that vaccines save lives, amid a measles outbreak that has sparked a national debate.

The resolution “affirms vaccines and immunizations save lives and are essential to maintain the public health, economic and national security of the people of the United States.”

It was introduced by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Thomas Marino (R-Pa.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.).

A measles outbreak has risen to 121 cases in 17 states, centered on Disneyland in California. The majority of people affected have not been vaccinated, according to the CDC.