Summary:This bill directs the President to create the Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council to implement the Global Health Security Agenda, an initiative launched by nearly 30 nations to address global infectious disease threats. The council’s responsibilities include (1) providing policy recommendations on agenda-related goals, objectives, and implementation; (2) helping federal agencies with implementation; and (3) reviewing the progress and challenges in achieving U.S. commitments, including assistance to help other countries meet agenda targets. The bill also directs the federal agencies involved with the agenda to prioritize its implementation and to take certain steps to achieve that goal. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 07/24/20.
STATUS: Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] (Introduced 04/09/2019)
- On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote on 09/21/20.
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“Saving lives from the next global pandemic starts with investing in preparedness before it strikes,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly. “As we’ve seen time and time again, diseases do not respect borders, and global health crises have immense security, economic, and humanitarian consequences. Unfortunately, almost 70% of the world’s nations are underprepared to manage or control outbreaks. Our legislation recognizes the critical role of U.S. leadership in international health security, enshrines U.S. global health security policy in statute, and ensures that there is a permanent designated official responsible for coordinating these efforts in a strategic way.” (Press Release, Rep. Connolly, 04/29/19)
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