Vivek Murthy's nomination has stalled due to opposition from the NRA.
Obama will make the statement just before departing for a campaign event in Wisconsin.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) urged NIH and FDA to prioritize research for an Ebola vaccine.
The call came as the Ebola epidemic continues to worsen in West Africa.
"Politics be darned on this one," the New York governor said.
The New Jersey governor has issued a strict quarantine policy.
Amber Vinson fell ill after treating Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas.
Confusion over how to handle returning healthcare workers is first challenge for Ron Klain.
The CDC does not have enforcement authority, though, over its new guidelines.
One group said healthcare workers should not be "stigmatized for their service."
The government is grappling with how to handle returning healthcare workers.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called the measures "rash" and "ill-considered."
Military's quarantines should not be broadened to larger population, Earnest says.
“What is the White House trying to hide?”
Standards will be tightened for Air Force personnel returning from West Africa.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) claims the Obama administration has plans to bring foreign Ebola...
McCain said Obama "didn’t ask permission of Congress" before deploying troops to Africa.
Many voters also say Ebola will be important to their vote next week.
Christie called a quarantine of Ebola healthcare workers "common sense."
Employers in five states now have early access to some of the site's features.
Anthony Banbury warned mandatory quarantines could hurt the efforts in West Africa.
"I didn't reverse my decision," New Jersey's governor says.
The new policies fall short of quarantines set in New York and New Jersey.
A nurse who was quarantined after revealing during an Ebola screening that she had traveled to...