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 BassAmateur theatrics: An insult to Africa 'Veep' star lobbies to end human trafficking Obama stresses down-ballot races at big-money Hollywood fundraiser 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 WolfOvernight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan Lobbying World 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.