Every Florida Democrat has called on the Obama administration to give the state more money to fight the Zika virus, even if they have to take it from other programs.

The state's House and Senate lawmakers wrote to the head of the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday saying that the state's needs are above other priorities.

"We recognize that any options that involve moving resources from other parts of your budget requiring raiding other vital work that is being done at your department," the letter said. "And, for this reason, we would only recommend this type of extraordinary step if there were no other choice."

The lawmakers didn't suggest which programs to take money from.

They did say the National Institutes of Health and Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority, a division of the Department of Defense, will run out of money this month for their efforts to develop a Zika vaccine.

The Democrats then blamed congressional Republicans for forcing their hand, even though their party blocked a $1.1 billion package from getting approved in the Senate last month.

The package passed the House but was held up by Senate Democrats due to objections to measures that were added including no money for Planned Parenthood clinics in Puerto Rico. Democrats also objected to taking money from Obamacare programs.

Congress is in the middle of a seven-week recess and won't return until after Labor Day.

The letter comes as 17 Floridians have gotten Zika from mosquito bites. Local health officials believe the outbreak of Zika from mosquitoes is limited to a one-square-mile radius in the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited a Miami health center on Tuesday and called for Congress to reconvene for a special session. She wants lawmakers to pass a $1.1 billion package with all new funding and without the provisions that elicited Democratic objections.

Republicans, for their part, blame Democrats for the standoff and the lack of Zika funding.