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Rep. Murphy, Sen. Casey Discuss Handling Of Ebola Crisis

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -As concerns over Ebola continue to spread, Pennsylvania lawmakers are weighing in on how the virus is being handled.

Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Tim Murphy both appeared on Sunday morning news shows to voice their opinions.

Murphy, serving the 18th District of Pennsylvania, was in the national spotlight over the weekend.

He appeared on "Fox News Sunday" with host, Chris Wallace.

The focus was whether travel should be restricted to and from West Africa.

"We could do a lot here. The ability of the us military to move goods and supplies is pretty massive. We all want to stop Ebola in Africa, but we also don't want it to come here," Murphy said.

Murphy is in favor of a travel ban and says the administration should make protecting Americans its first priority.

He also discussed the CDC and its protocols.

"We can trace passports, we can look at things, but this idea of only using fever scans and asking people to be honest, we know that those are two more assumptions that the CDC has that are not true," Murphy said.

Sen. Bob Casey also made the rounds on the Sunday morning shows and stopping by "Meet the Press."

"I think what we need from members of Congress is constructive proposals based upon the science and medical expertise, not based upon politics," Casey said.

Casey discussed his recent visit to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and the steps all hospitals should be taking to keep patients safe.

"Making sure that hospitals are doing a lot more drilling. This basic task of taking equipment or protective equipment on, taking it off and putting it on, has to be the subject of constant drilling," Casey said.

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