The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next week on the Obama administration's response to the Ebola outbreak.

Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will convene the hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. No witnesses have yet been announced.


On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee convened a hearing with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden about how agencies are responding after the virus spread to the U.S.

The event will be the third major congressional hearing on Capitol Hill over the seven-week pre-election recess. Both chambers, the House and the Senate, have been out of session since Sept. 19 and aren't expected to return until Nov. 12.

The Oversight Committee also held a hearing on Sept. 30 about the Secret Service's handling of recent White House security breaches. Julia Pierson ultimately resigned from her post as Secret Service director a day after testifying before the panel.

Nineteen lawmakers returned to Washington for the Secret Service hearing, while 23 showed up for hearing on Ebola.

Outside of Washington, the House Homeland Security Committee convened a field hearing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport last week on the Texas Ebola case. The airport was the final destination of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died from Ebola last week. Two nurses who treated Duncan have also contracted the disease.