Former Congressman Comments On Ebola Funding Request; House Committees Schedule Hearings On Epidemic
News outlets report on comments from a former congressman on President Obama’s request for Ebola funding and two scheduled hearings on the epidemic in the House.
Devex: Obama won’t get $6.2B for Ebola, says former congressman
“U.S. President Barack Obama is not likely to receive the $6.2 billion in emergency funding to combat the Ebola virus, according to a source at a postelection analysis meeting for government contractors held Friday. While the announcement of Obama’s request — yet to be officially answered — filled newspapers this week, former Republican Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia said it simply won’t happen…” (Luke, 11/10).
The Hill: House to hold two more Ebola hearings
“House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system’s readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday…” (Viebeck, 11/10).
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