WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are set to unveil a short-term spending bill with new funds to battle the Ebola outbreak but no additional funding to cope with the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children on the southern border.
The top priority for GOP leaders is to avoid a repeat of last year’s politically damaging partial shutdown of the government.
There’s no sign of any tea party uprising as there was last year when conservatives forced a standoff over implementing the new health care law. That sparked a 16-day shutdown, and Republicans absorbed the blame.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the measure will contain millions of dollars to pay for the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa and to develop drugs and vaccines to combat the disease.