OMB Issues Special Funding Request to Counter Ebola

The Obama administration has requested funding to address the worsening outbreak of Ebola in Africa. An additional $30 million in funding would help CDC cover the cost of treatments and vaccines, labs, and personnel dispatched to contain the spread of the disease. In addition, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requested $58 million to accelerate the development and manufacture of the drug ZMApp and two Ebola vaccine candidates. According to the proposal from OMB, appropriators would add the money to a spending bill to provide stopgap funding from October until some time in December.

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