(Hartford) – Congressman John B. Larson issued the following statement on Thursday afternoon:

“With the critical challenges facing our nation, including not only the threat of ISIL but also Ebola, I continue to call on Congress to come back into session and do its job.  However, as it is clear that our leaders seem to be unwilling to do this, I will be in Washington on Friday to receive a briefing from national security officials on current military actions being taken against ISIL and will be speaking with senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control to discuss the steps that need to be taken to prevent the spread of Ebola.  I look forward to continuing the conversations I’ve been having with the community on these critical national security issues next week to provide additional information and receive your feedback.”

To find out more information on the current government response to Ebola you can follow this linkto the CDC’s website.  In addition, there are links included below to the websites of the other governmental departments involved, outlining their efforts as it relates to Ebola:


State of Connecticut – http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?Q=555040&A=4010
Department of Homeland Security - http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/10/08/fact-sheet-screening-travelers-airports
State Department - http://www.state.gov/p/af/rt/health/ebola/index.htm
USAID - http://www.usaid.gov/ebola
Federal Aviation Administration - http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=17375
Department of Defense - http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2014/1014_ebola/