Update: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Passes Out of U.S. House of Representatives

Critical Legislation Moves on to Senate Vote

NEHA is proud to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) bill.

In June, a bipartisan group of senators introduced and passed the Senate version of the bill (S 2852) out of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For the first time, the bill specifically mentions environmental health. Then in July, a bipartisan group of congressional members introduced and passed HR 6378, a bill that contains identical environmental health language, out of the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee. 

Since then, the House and Senate staff have been working around the clock to iron out the differences between the two bills. Today, that comprised bill, which includes the environmental health provisions, passed the U.S. House of Representatives with huge bipartisan support. 

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have called PAHPA a "must pass bill,” which is fully expected to pass out of the Senate in the coming days or weeks. Stayed tuned for updates on this crucial piece of legislation.

Please call your members of Congress today and ask them to support S 2852.

 

 

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018