Davis, Wagner among those calling for tougher Ebola-related travel restrictions
Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, are among 20 House members calling for stronger travel restrictions to respond to the Ebola crisis than those announced Wednesday by the White House.
Davis has been trying to get co-signers since Monday on the letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Aviation Administration that calls for "stronger travel restriction and safeguards between countries in West Africa impacted by Ebola and the United States."
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday new measures that include more screening of passengers arriving at five U.S. airports from countries worst hit by the outbreak, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guniea. A patient who arrived in the U.S. last month who had contracted Ebola in Liberia died Wednesday in Dallas. Obama also said that while that death illustrates there is a "low margin of error" in detecting and containing the disease, the chance of an outbreak in the U.S. remains low.
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