Now That The Election Is Over, Congress Seems To Have Calmed Down About Ebola

November 12, 2014 11:33 PM

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Now That The Election Is Over, Congress Seems To Have Calmed Down About Ebola

WASHINGTON -- The near-hysterical mood of congressional hearings on Ebola before the elections was replaced Wednesday by measured, reassuring debate in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.

The committee held a hearing to discuss the White House's request for $6.2 billion to combat the epidemic. The Obama administration is asking for the money to ramp up efforts to control Ebola in Africa, prepare hospitals in the United States and develop treatments for the deadly virus.

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