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Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding
Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee debated Obama’s request for $6.18 billion in additional funds to battle the virus, which has infected more than 13,000 people, mostly in West Africa but also in a handful of cases in the United States and Europe. “Ebola, in my mind, meets the criteria for emergency spending,” said committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.). “It’s sudden. It’s urgent. It’s...

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