U.S. Reps. Chabot, Connolly Introduce Legislation On Global Health Security

Homeland Preparedness News: Reps. Chabot, Connolly sponsor global health security bill
“U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) introduced legislation Thursday that seeks to reaffirm U.S. commitment to promoting global health security. The Global Health Security Act would codify how the United States prepares for and responds to public health threats. Typically, U.S. global health security staffing and activities are reliant on an executive order and not explicitly supported in law. Further, it bolsters U.S. commitments under the Global Health Security Agenda, which is a multilateral initiative to build countries’ capacity to manage infectious disease threats and elevate health security as a global priority…” (Kovaleski, 12/14).