Three lawmakers show up for Ebola hearing

Three lawmakers show up for Ebola hearing
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Only three lawmakers put their recess on hold Thursday to attend an emergency hearing to talk about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is already considered the worst in history.

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Chairman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassNiger tragedy underscores the need for a coherent Africa strategy, answers Congress must act on public health and community as the fiscal cliff approaches US Senate must follow House lead in combating human trafficking MORE (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the eight-member House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, attended the session before a packed committee room.

Rep. Frank WolfFrank WolfTrump, global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead Bottom Line 10 most expensive House races MORE (R-Va.), who is not a member of the subcommittee, was also in attendance.

But there were more members of the media and staff aides present than lawmakers for the hearing, where Centers of Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden is testifying.