Ranking Members DeGette, Waxman, and Pallone Request Hearing on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette joined by Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Tim Murphy requesting a hearing on the rapidly growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The letter was sent in the wake of an urgent warning by CDC Director Thomas Frieden that “I could not possibly overstate the need for an emergency response” and that the virus is “spiraling out of control.”
The members write, “The House is scheduled to be in session only ten days this month. We should use this time wisely and hold hearings on this important global health issue as expeditiously as possible.”
The full text of the letter is available below and online here.