"It has been more than a month since Congress passed and the president signed a Zika funding bill yet Florida…has not received any new dollars," the release stated. "The Governor is urging President Obama to immediately allocate the maximum amount of federal funding available to the state."
Scott also requested the government to provide a detailed report for the $1.1 billion in financial assistance, which has been designated for combating Zika in the state.
Scott pointed out in the release that "bureaucracy and politics" in Washington keep getting in the way of resolving the public health issue.
The current Zika outbreak started in Brazil in the spring of 2015. The virus is transmitted by infected Aedes species of mosquitoes and can cause severe brain defects to unborn babies, including microcephaly.
In February, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.