President met with members of his Cabinet yesterday includes
- Vice President Bieden
- Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
- Eric Holder, Attorney General
- Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor
- Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce
- Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy
- Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
- General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
- Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
- Amb. Samantha Power, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
- John Podesta, Counselor to the President
- Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
- Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
- Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via secure video teleconference)
- Sarah Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and
- Nancy Powell, Special Coordinator-Ebola
to discuss the current Ebola cases in the United States and the aggressive measures the Administration is taking in responding.
The President’s team detailed new steps that have been taken—including the creation of CDC’s Ebola Response Teams, the surging of personnel and resources to Dallas, and an emphasis on increasing outreach and education to the nation’s healthcare workers as well as to the general public—to enhance our preparedness.
The President also reviewed the additional domestic airport screening measures that unveiled last week at New York’s Kennedy Airport and that the same screening will be implemented tomorrow at four additional airports: Newark’s Liberty, Chicago’s O’Hare, Atlanta’s Hartsfield, and northern Virginia’s Dulles. President Obama concluded that domestic response must move quicker.