Obama seeks $6.2 billion to combat Ebola: officials

November 5, 2014 6:41 PM

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Obama seeks $6.2 billion to combat Ebola: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress to approve $6.2 billion in new funds this fiscal year to combat Ebola in West Africa and the United States, according to officials familiar with the request.

The money will be designated as "emergency" funds and thus technically not subject to an equal amount of savings from other programs, according to one congressional aide briefed on the matter.

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