Volume 91 Issue 10 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 11, 2013

Congress Clears Bioterror Preparedness Measure

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: bioterror attack, pandemic, medical countermeasures

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week that is intended to improve the U.S.’s ability to prepare for, and respond to, biological terrorism and other types of public health emergencies. The Pandemic & All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307) was approved by a 370-28 vote. The bill previously cleared the Senate by unanimous consent. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it. The measure will reauthorize several federal programs that spur private . . .

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