More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, urged congressional leaders Nov. 14 to reauthorize for an additional five years the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which expired Sept. 30. The continuing resolution that passed the House yesterday would extend PAHPA until Jan. 19.
 
“Our nation’s changing health security threat landscape and the federal government’s responsibility to protect the American people demand that we work together now to find a strong bipartisan path forward to reauthorize this critical legislation,” they wrote. “Whether the next health security threat is naturally occurring, the result of an accident, or intentionally caused, our country must be in a better position to prevent, prepare for, and respond to such incidents.”

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