US HB6610 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on April 23 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-04-24 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response Act This bill establishes the position of the Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response in the executive branch and sets forth the qualifications for and responsibilities of the position. Among other tasks, the director shall advise the President, relevant councils, and others with respect to pandemics and other health threats; oversee the development of a National Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response Strategy and, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, submit biennial reports to Congress on the implementation of the strategy; and plan for and coordinate specified preparedness and response activities. The director must also (1) identify existing federal agencies charged with elements of pandemic and biodefense preparedness and response, and (2) provide recommendations to Congress for reorganizing such agencies under the Office of the Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response. The director may not simultaneously serve as the head of any other agency in the federal government and must be a member of the National Security Council.

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Title

Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-24HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-23HouseIntroduced in House

Subjects

Allied health services
Cemeteries and funerals
Chemical and biological weapons
Congressional oversight
Drug therapy
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Executive agency funding and structure
Executive Office of the President
Federal officials
Fires
First responders and emergency personnel
Food supply, safety, and labeling
Health
Health care coverage and access
Health facilities and institutions
Health personnel
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Health technology, devices, supplies
Immunology and vaccination
Infectious and parasitic diseases
International organizations and cooperation
Law enforcement administration and funding
Medical education
Medical research
Public contracts and procurement
Public utilities and utility rates
Research administration and funding
Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
Solid waste and recycling
Teaching, teachers, curricula
Water use and supply
Worker safety and health

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