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FY2015 Funding to Counter Ebola and the Islamic State (IS) [Updated March 18, 2015]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "In 2014, two major global threats--the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East--caused serious concern within the Obama Administration and among Members of Congress. In November 2014, the President requested a total of $11.7 billion for responding to the Ebola crisis and combatting the Islamic State. [...] Both the Ebola and IS requests designated budget authority as either an emergency requirement or Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT). Funds designated in this manner would effectively not be subject to the discretionary spending limits established by the Budget Control Act, 2011, as amended (P.L. 112-25), and could, therefore, increase the deficit."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43807
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2015-03-18
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