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Rep. Hudson Calls For Enhanced Travel Restrictions to Combat Spread of Ebola

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2014   

Rep. Hudson Calls For Enhanced Travel Restrictions to Combat Spread of Ebola

CONCORD, NC – Tonight, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Chairman of the Transportation Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement after joining Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and fellow subcommittee chairmen to call for enhanced travel restrictions and security measures to help combat the spread of the Ebola Virus and protect the American people:

“I have great confidence in our health care professionals in North Carolina and all around the country, but recent events demonstrate the enormous challenge they face in dealing with a potential Ebola outbreak. While there is certainly no reason for any of us to panic, we must also be vigilant and take every commonsense precaution to help prevent the spread of this horrific disease. Therefore, I am calling on the State Department and DHS to impose enhanced travel restrictions and temporarily suspend the visas of individuals from West Africa until the outbreak is under control.”

Click here to read the letter to Secretaries Kerry and Johnson.

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