U.S. Senate Committee Releases Draft Pandemic, CBRN Threat Preparedness Bill

Homeland Preparedness News: Bipartisan effort to improve bioterrorism, pandemic response drafted in Senate HELP Committee
“Bipartisan members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft on Thursday aimed at improving the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to deliberate bioterrorist attacks or naturally occurring pandemics in the United States. … The draft Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation (PAHPAI) Act will focus on updating the [2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)] framework to address 21st century public health threats including the spread of infectious diseases or chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Comments on the discussion draft are due to the committee by May 4…” (Flax, 4/27).