U.S. Chamber and Alliance for Biosecurity united behind preparedness legislation
The two major organizations sent a joint letter to Congress urging passage of PAHPA reauthorization
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Alliance for Biosecurity and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are urging Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018.
In a letter sent to each member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Alliance and the Chamber implored lawmakers “to swiftly consider and pass” the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), outlining many of the crucial programs it would improve, create and ensure.
“On behalf of the Alliance for Biosecurity and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we support H.R. 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, and urge the House to pass this bipartisan legislation before PAHPA expires at the end of September 2018,” wrote former Congressman Jack Kingston, the Alliance for Biosecurity Secretariat, and Neil L. Bradley, Executive VP and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Kingston and Bradley added that the bill “is central to protecting American citizens, organizations, and communities against natural and man-made biosecurity hazards” and highlighted the benefits of specific programs contained in it.