Goodlatte: Government planning to bring more Ebola patients into U.S.

Rep. Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open House bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Warrantless wiretapping reform legislation circulates on Capitol Hill MORE (R-Va.) claims the Obama administration has plans to bring foreign Ebola patients into the United States for treatment.

Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he and his staff have received "confidential communications" from within the Obama administration about the effort.

"There’s increasing evidence that they’re making those plans," Goodlatte told Fox News on Monday night.

In a letter to Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFor the sake of national security, Trump must honor the Iran deal Bernie Sanders’s 1960s worldview makes bad foreign policy DiCaprio: History will ‘vilify’ Trump for not fighting climate change MORE and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson last week, Goodlatte demanded proof that the administration was not allowing noncitizens to receive Ebola treatment within U.S. borders.

He said Monday that he has not yet received a reply to the letter.

So far, nine Americans infected with Ebola have been brought to the U.S. for treatment. Nearly all have been medical volunteers or missionaries, and one was a journalist.

Dozens of American volunteers continue to treat Ebola patients overseas, while several hundred U.S. military personnel assist with logistics and construction of new faciilties.

The federal government is taking new steps this week to ensure that workers returning from the Ebola-affected region do not carry the virus into the U.S.

"If you are concerned about this problem spreading — and this is a deadly disease that we're even concerned about the great healthcare workers when they come back not spreading — we certainly shouldn't be bringing in the patients," Goodlatte said on "The Kelly File."