Bi-Partisan One Health Congressional Bills introduced in U.S. Senate and House

Bi-Partisan One Health Congressional Bills introduced in U.S. Senate and House

07/16/2019

Senate Bill S.1903, ‘‘Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2019’ was introduced in the US Senate on June 19, 2019, by Senators Tina Smith and Todd Young. This was followed on July 16, 2019 with introduction in the House of Representatives by Representatives Kurt Schrader and Ted Yoho of the companion (identical text) Bill HR.3771.

Bi-Partisan One Health Congressional Bills introduced in U.S. Senate and House aim to establish an interagency One Health Program.

June/July, 2019, Washington, D.C. USA.

These companion bills push a coordinated “One Health” approach to better prevent, prepare for, and respond to zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bills call for appropriate US federal departments and agencies to establish a national One Health Framework to coordinate Federal activities under a One Health Program.  S.1903 was referred to the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. HR.3771 was referred to four House Committees; Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Read Senate Bill S.1903

Read House Bill H.R. 3771

The House Bill HR.3771 summary is not yet available as of August 6, 2019 but you can read the Press Release about the House Bill.

Time will tell if these Bills are signed into law.

 

 

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