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Obama To Receive Ebola Briefing At CDC, Announce More Robust U.S. Response, Sources Say

News outlets report on President Obama’s scheduled briefing on Tuesday at the CDC focusing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. response.

Fresno Bee: Obama to visit CDC for Ebola briefing
“President Barack Obama will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and attend a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus that has devastated parts of West Africa…” (Clark, 9/12).

The Hill: CDC to brief Obama on Ebola, respiratory illness
“President Obama will be briefed on the Ebola outbreak on Tuesday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, the White House said Sunday. That briefing will include the U.S. response to the outbreak in West Africa, the White House added…” (Balluck, 9/14).

The Hill: GOP wants Obama assurances on Ebola
“Six Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the Obama administration on Friday to verify that officials have ‘adequate plans in place’ to protect the U.S. from the international Ebola outbreak. The GOP lawmakers penned a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell seeking more details about the money and resources dedicated to combating the disease both abroad and at home…” (Ferris, 9/12).

Politico: President Obama to get Ebola briefing at CDC
“President Barack Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Tuesday to get an update on the Ebola crisis in West Africa…” (Kenen, 9/12).

Reuters: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ
“U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country’s involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday…” (9/14).

Wall Street Journal: Obama Plans Major Ebola Offensive
“President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said…” (Lee/Mckay, 9/15).

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