Project Bioshield Reauthorization Issues: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 6, 2006   [open pdf - 550KB]

From the opening statement of Nathan Deal: "We are pleased to have a very special group of individuals to testify before the committee today on two separate panels. Today, we are going to be reviewing one of the critical pieces of our biodefense structure. This committee has important responsibilities in this area and has passed a number of pieces of legislation to deal with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. I want to commend the leadership of the President in leading the way on pandemic flu preparedness and biodefense preparedness. I know activities are underway at multiple Departments, including HHS, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense, dealing with these issues. A great deal has been done with respect to the first round of material threats as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. There are many continuing questions about how to access threats, whether these should include naturally occurring threats, and how to develop an appropriate response." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nathan Deal, Joe Barton, Frank Pallone, Jr., Joe Barton, Barbara Cubin, Alex M. Azar, Tara O'Toole, Peter F. Young, Bruce Cohen, David P. Wright, and Martin Blaser.

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