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Lawmakers have approved $700 million to cover a 6-month mission to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. These funds are expected to be spent on airlifting personnel, medical supplies, protective suits and equipment such as tent to house Ebola patients and isolate those exposed to the virus.

The approval of these funds must include the signatures of the top Democrat and Republican of he House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committee. Democratic powers that be have already signed off, however top Republican, Sen. James Inhofe still has some concerns about the operation, such as what happens if the funds are spent in 6-months? He is also concerned about the safety of those service member who will be deployed on this mission, and rightly so. Over$3,500 have died from the virus already. Click here to read more.