WASHINGTON: ‘ WHITE HOUSE HOLDS TALKS WITH SENATE OVER EBOLA FUNDING ‘

#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – October 20 – The White House has held preliminary discussions with the Senate about a new funding request to fight Ebola, according to a pair of congressional sources.

Any request would come on top of hundreds of millions of dollars already allocated for the fight against the deadly virus, and would trigger a battle with congressional Republicans over the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced Monday her full panel would meet to discuss the Ebola crisis on Nov. 6, two days after the midterm elections.

The administration has come under fire over its handling of the disease, and Obama on Friday appointed Democratic strategist Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response.

Lawmakers in both parties have been pressing Obama to agree to impose a travel ban on the three West African countries, where the Ebola outbreak is concentrated.

By Jason Sink @ The Hill 

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