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House Passes Stopgap Spending Measure, Including $88M For U.S. Ebola Efforts

The Hill reports on the House’s passage of a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through December 11.

The Hill: House approves $1T spending bill
“The House on Wednesday approved a $1 trillion stopgap-spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11. … The $88 million included to fight the Ebola virus includes funding to accelerate the Department of Health and Human Services’ research on treatment and funding for the Centers for Disease Control’s response to the outbreak in Africa…” (Shabad, 9/17).

The Hill: White House backs stopgap spending bill
“The White House said Wednesday it supports House passage of a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government funded through Dec. 11. … For the U.S. push to respond to the Ebola epidemic, the CR would provide $88 million in additional funding, which is the amount the White House had requested from Congress…” (Shabad, 9/17).