Democrats push back on Ebola travel ban

Last week, a group of Texas House Republicans wrote to President Obama urging such a ban “until the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has significantly subsided or ended.”

The group joins a separate group of 27 House lawmakers who penned a similar letter to Obama calling for immediate travel restrictions “until such countries have defeated the epidemic.”

Three Democrats — Reps. Alan Grayson (Fla.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Dave Loebsack (Iowa) — were among the 27 endorsing that message.