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U.S. Ebola czar invited to testify at House hearing on Friday
October 20, 2014 / 3:32 PM / in 3 years

U.S. Ebola czar invited to testify at House hearing on Friday

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee has invited Ron Klain, President Barack Obama’s new Ebola “czar,” to testify on Friday at a congressional hearing examining the U.S. response to the virus, a committee official said.

It was not immediately known if Klain, a veteran high-level government policy adviser and political operative, will attend the hearing, which will be chaired by California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, a frequent Obama critic.

The committee has also invited Dr. Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to testify. She has confirmed that she will appear, the committee official said. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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