McNerney on Ebola in the U.S.
U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, issued the following statement over the weekend on the recent cases of Ebola in the U.S.:
“I am monitoring the situation with regards to the current Ebola outbreak. My primary concern is the health and safety of our families and health care workers. I will be meeting with officials from several area hospitals to review their preparedness and make sure we make available every possible federal resource to help them. My committee, Energy and Commerce, has jurisdiction over health care, and I will press the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to be ready to prevent the spread of this disease in America. We must continue to work towards more accurate and thorough screening procedures to keep new cases from reaching our shores. I am encouraged by the appointment of Ron Klain to lead the U.S. response to the outbreak. Mr. Klain must bring together all the appropriate federal agencies to minimize any further spread of Ebola here at home, and engage with West African authorities to contain the epidemic at its source.”