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 of the companion (identical text) Bill HR.3771 by Representatives Kurt Schrader and Ted Yoho.

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 

Read the Press Release about the House Bill.

April 15, 2020 Representatives Shrader and Yoho urge inclusion of their bipartisan Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2019, HR 3771, in next Coronavirus response bill.

 

 

Education and Advocacy:

U.S. Organizations are invited to Sign On to an informal Coalition of U.S. One Health Partners who support One Health and the One Health Act of 2019.

See the current list of partners as of February 19, 2020.

Coalition partners have co-invited U.S. Lawmakers to two guided tours of the Smithsonian OUTBREAK Exhibit and to Congressional Briefings for both House and Senate Lawmakers and Staff.

AVMA Champions One Health Legislation in Congress

Two January 30 Congressional Briefings (AVMA Report)

Two January 30 Congressional Briefings (AAVMC Report)

See  Information Handouts.  Feel free to download and use when speaking with your own lawmakers. These handouts will be updated periodically as new U.S. One Health Coalition partners are added to the list. You may share this invitational link with organizations that might like to be included. https://conta.cc/2NOrwQD

See also:

Advancing Legislation on ‘One Health’ in the United States of America

Dunham B, Kaplan B, One Health Newsletter: Volume 11 Issue 1

 

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