U.S. Chamber of Commerce & the Alliance for Biosecurity Call on Congress to Quickly Reauthorize PAHPA

Emphasize the importance of public-private partnerships as critical for America’s national security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Biosecurity recently sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) in support of the Committee’s efforts to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). The letter urges Congress to advance bipartisan PAHPA legislation and support important biosecurity priorities, including increased funding for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), the creation of a Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Advisory Committee, and enhanced transparency in the medical countermeasures (MCM) decision-making process.

Timely reauthorization of PAHPA is a public health and national health security priority. The Alliance and U.S. Chamber stand with industry in support of strong public-private partnerships that are necessary for the development, procurement, and stockpiling of lifesaving MCMs. This joint letter follows a recent industry letter from over 115 organizations, including the Alliance, calling on congressional leadership to swiftly advance a bipartisan, five-year reauthorization of PAHPA.