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Roger’s Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act Becomes Law

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Washington, Mar 15, 2013 | Kelsey Knight (202-226-8508) | comments

This week President Obama signed into law the Pandemic and All–Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (H.R. 307), authored by U.S. Representative Mike Rogers.  Rogers is Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.  H.R. 307 became Public Law number 113–5.

“This legislation will save lives by improving our ability to quickly respond to a bioterror attack or pandemic outbreak. It was developed after years of careful deliberation between leaders in the House and Senate. I’m proud Congress did its job and worked together to develop a fiscally-responsible, bipartisan plan to protect Americans from a bioterror attack," said Rogers. 

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307) was introduced by Rogers and will reauthorize federal programs to develop medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear weapons. It will also ensure state and local governments, as well as hospitals and other medical providers, have the resources they need to prepare for and respond to an attack or pandemic outbreak. After passing the House in January, the Senate amended the legislation by a unanimous vote last month, and the House passed the final version by a vote of 370 to 28. It received the President’s signature and became a law on March 13, 2013.

View law HERE

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