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house Bill H.R. 1791

Preparing Medical Facilities for Large-Scale Chemical or Biological Emergencies

Argument in favor

The U.S. medical system needs to be able to respond rapidly to a chemical or biological attack. Creating a pharmaceutical stockpile, and protecting healthcare workers will be essential for stopping an epidemic.

Argument opposed

This bill does not outline any oversight to ensure that the grant funding is actually used for preparing medical facilities and personnel for a national disaster.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed February 3rd, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 391 Yea / 2 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedApril 26th, 2013

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