Both chambers of Congress are out of session, but work for the fourth COVID-19 emergency supplemental is well under way. Congressional leadership seems to be moving towards an aid package that is similar to the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that was signed into law late last month. GHC has been busy coordinating with the global health community and having frank conversations with Congressional staff and Members about what is needed in order to address the current pandemic, bolster the regular global health activities of the U.S. federal government, and better prepare us for future pandemic response. Please reach out to Rebecca Daedalus, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about our work so far.
Additionally, a number of bills have been introduced recently including:
- H.R. 6390: Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act (Representative Katko, R-NY)
- H.Res. 916: Recognizing the heroism of our Nation’s health care workers and first responders (Representative Budd, R-NC)
- H.R. 6455: COVID-19 Pandemic National Commission (Representative Thompson, D-MS)
- H.R. 6406: Requiring PPE to be included in the strategic national stockpile (Representative Yoho, R-FL)
- H.R. 6334: U.S. participation in the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Representative Bera, D-CA)
- S. 3568: Requiring the President to use the Defense Production Act (Senator Murphy, D-CT)
- Senators Murphy and Romney announce legislation to reaffirm U.S. commitment to global health security, and reorient our global pandemic response.
For more information about recent legislative activities, visit www.congress.gov.