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.