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Raiding Ebola Fund for Coronavirus Efforts Irks House Republican

Feb. 28, 2020, 7:39 PM

Swiping Ebola response money to pay for combating the coronavirus outbreak won’t fly with a top House Republican.

“They’ve been encouraged to come back again, so give us your initial estimates. We’ll go from there,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), told reporters Friday following a briefing by health agency leaders. “We certainly won’t be raiding the Ebola fund or things like that. We just need a top line number for what you need to do right now. And then we need to encourage you to come back as you need to.”

The comment from Cole, the top Republican on the labor-HHS...

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