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Senate Approves Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act

The Senate passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019, S. 1379, May 16 with unanimous consent. This legislation, introduced May 8 by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Robert Casey (D-PA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Patty Murray (D-WA) includes the American College of Surgeons (ACS)-supported Mission Zero Act. The Mission Zero Act would create a grant program to assist civilian trauma centers in partnering with military trauma professionals to establish a pathway to provide patients with the highest quality of trauma care in times of peace and war. S. 1379 now awaits final passage in the House before heading to the President’s desk for a signature. Contact your representative today and ask them to support S. 1379.

For details about the legislation, read the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Overview or contact Hannah Chargin, ACS Congressional Lobbyist, at hchargin@facs.org.