Three leading Democratic U.S. Representatives have asked the Republican chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee to hold hearings about Ebola and the capability of the U.S. health care system to meet any threat from this rapidly-proliferating virus.
Those asking for the hearing are: Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; Frank Pallone, Jr, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health; and Diana DeGette, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
You can read their letter here.
Needless to say, they are worried about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and eager to find out more about the country’s state of preparedness for this eventuality.
Attempts to contact U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and ask him if he will hold these hearings, are on-going.
Read the original press release from the Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee here.