March 16, 2022
D.C. News
  • A Senate committee voted 20-2 to advance a bipartisan pandemic preparedness bill that seeks to apply COVID-19 lessons to future health threats. The bill includes measures to strengthen the medical supply chain, bolster disease surveillance, and require that the Senate confirms the director of the CDC. If Congress passes the legislation, it must also include tens of billions of dollars in funding to sustain the initiatives, which could be difficult given lawmakers’ reluctance to pass additional pandemic aid. (Articles here and here)