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Granger Urges Administration to Add Texas Airports to Additional Ebola Screening List

October 13, 2014
Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, sent letters to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden urging the Administration to consider adding Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH) to the additional Ebola airport screening list.

In her letter, Granger cites that DFW airport serves over six million travelers and IAH serves over eight million travelers. In addition, there is daily nonstop service between Lagos, Nigeria – in West Africa – and Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Dallas, Texas is also the site of the first Ebola case in the United States. Mr. Duncan arrived in Dallas on a flight that landed at the DFW International Airport.

Attached are the letters to Director Frieden and Secretary Johnson.