The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, an omnibus spending bill that provides funding for many areas of federal government in the remainder of FY 2015, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 16, 2014. Among the allocations that the bill provides is $5.4 billion to several regulatory agencies tasked with responding to the Ebola epidemic, both within the United States and internationally. “FY 2015 Ebola Federal Funding: Congressional Increases and Program Support,” a post on Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog written by attorneys Lorraine Campos, Christopher Rissetto and Robert Helland, breaks down the Ebola-related funding by detailing the amount each regulatory agency will receive and specifically how the bill has designated that the money be used. The federal agencies that will be receiving funding for Ebola response in 2015 include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and Department of State.
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