Responding to the Ebola Outbreak

The eyes of the world are focused on America’s response to the Ebola outbreak — just this past week,  one out of five Americans expressed concern about the disease.

This week, the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the U.S. effort to combat Ebola thus far — one of the many actions House Republicans have taken in light of this public health crisis.  Here are some of the measures House Committees have taken to combat the Ebola virus:

  • August 7 – The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing to examine global efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.
  • September 9 – The House Committee on Appropriations introduced a short-term continuing resolution with provisions to address the Ebola outbreak. The full House passed the measure on September 17.
  • September 25 – The House Committee on Armed Services and Appropriations designated $50 million to support Operation United Assistance, the Department of Defense mission to combat Ebola.
  • October 10 – The House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to examine the coordinated federal, state, and local response in Dallas.

For a full and updated list of actions House Republicans have taken to combat the Ebola outbreak, visit

Below is additional reading information and fact sheets provided by House Committees: