Republicans, Obama administration haggle over Ebola funding shift

U.S. President Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, at the White House in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Almost $1 billion to help the U.S. military fight Ebola in West Africa has been tied up for nearly a month as the Obama administration negotiates with a handful of Republicans in Congress to lift their objections. The lawmakers are demanding detailed plans on uses for the funds, precautions to keep military personnel from contracting the deadly virus and prevent the mission from turning into an expensive, long-term Pentagon commitment. …

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