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In other developments, Uganda will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas, and 2 global experts press for more high-level involvement, including US committment.
The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.
Texas advises all pregnant women in 6 southern counties to get tested.
The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.
In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.
In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.
UNMEER head calls the situation "perilous," because the disease is still present in 25 of 66 districts in the three outbreak nations.
Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.
New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.
As groups tailor their response, the outbreak hits 17,800 cases, 6,331 deaths.
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