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H.RES.701: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an international health crisis and is the largest and most widespread outbreak of the disease ever recorded.

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Sponsor Karen Bass, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 100 (93 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an international health crisis and is the largest and most widespread outbreak of the disease ever recorded.

Calls on all nations to immediately provide additional resources to help affected nations address current and future public health crises. Requests development of a global health security plan to respond to disease outbreaks. Urges the prioritization of the elimination of Ebola as a public health threat.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 8, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
July 31, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.