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U.S. House Stopgap Spending Measure Will Meet White House Request For Ebola Funding

News outlets discuss congressional actions on the Ebola outbreak, including the announcement of additional funding contained in a continuing resolution.

The Hill: GOP meets request for Ebola funds
“House Republicans earmarked $88 million to fight Ebola in their stopgap bill to fund the government, ultimately meeting the White House’s request for additional aid. The move was a reversal from earlier in the day when Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) limited the funding to $40 million, a source close to the negotiations told The Hill…” (Viebeck, 9/9).

The Hill: Senate to hold joint hearing on Ebola
“Two major Senate panels will hold a joint hearing next week on the Ebola outbreak as Congress debates how much funding to allocate to agencies involved in the response. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Appropriations subcommittee on health spending will meet together next Tuesday to explore ways the U.S. can address the epidemic…” (Viebeck, 9/9).

Politico: Hal Rogers: CR will include extra money for Ebola
“The 2015 government funding proposal from the House will offer extra money to help combat the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa and allow federal departments new flexibility to manage undocumented minors at the U.S. border. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans will match the White House’s funding request for Ebola response but declined to detail if additional funding will be made available for other global crisis like Islamic militants in Iraq…”

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