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Lieberman Pushes for Bio-Terror Preparedness on Second Anniversary of Senate   [open pdf - 42KB]

Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., recalled the anthrax mailing to then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle two years ago, reminded taxpayers Tuesday that the federal government has taken only nominal steps toward protecting the nation from bio-terror attack. Lieberman successfully advocated emergency funding for the Postal Service to decontaminate their facilities and requested an investigation into the handling of the anthrax attacks at all affected postal facilities. To address broader biomedical shortcomings, Lieberman and Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, first introduced legislation in December 2001 that would encourage the development of countermeasures needed to protect the nation from biological attack as the bioterror threat evolves to new and different pathogens.

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2003-10-14
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