The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response.
That is why I find it shameful that an organization has decided to run television ads across the country accusing myself and other Members of Congress of being responsible for cutting funding for Ebola research. It’s just not true and yesterday the Washington Post took issue with the false claims by rating it “Four Pinocchios” in the most recent article in their Fact Checker series.
P.S. Last week, I sent letters to both Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden asking them to add Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the list of airports providing advanced screening for the Ebola virus. Click here to read the letters.