Obama To Speak On Ebola Vaccine Progress, Urge Congress To Approve Emergency Funding Request

The Hill: Obama to tout progress on Ebola vaccine at NIH
“President Obama will speak at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday to tout progress on a much-needed Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in early trials. Obama will travel to Bethesda, MD, to applaud the work of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, as well as ‘discuss progress on other fronts on the fight against Ebola,’ according to the White House…” (Ferris, 12/1).

The Hill: White House predicts Ebola funding support
“White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama expects Republicans to back his $6.2 billion funding package to fight Ebola. … Obama will speak at the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday to draw attention to his emergency funding request as members of Congress look to complete next year’s appropriations bill before Dec. 11…” (Ferris, 12/1).

Reuters: Obama to urge Congress to loosen purse strings for Ebola fight
“President Barack Obama on Tuesday will press Congress to approve $6.18 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prepare U.S. hospitals to handle future cases…” (Rampton, 12/2).

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