Sunday, October 5, 2014

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Urges President Obama to Implement Additional Safeguards to Stop the Spread of Ebola

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4)  sent a letter to President Obama asking the administration take further steps to protect Americans against the spread of the Ebola virus. The letter says, in part:

“While it’s important to establish appropriate protocols to treat, contain, and defeat the virus in this country, those protocols and the admirable efforts of health officials and workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are, unfortunately, subject to human error.  Plus which, ease of movement in today’s global economy means that individuals in affected countries could—possibly knowingly—be infected but not yet symptomatic and travel to the U.S., as was the case with the patient now in a Dallas hospital.”

The letter goes on to request the administration consider and implement travel restrictions on countries affected by Ebola and to enforce immigration policies in the interest of securing our border.

The full text of the letter can be found here

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