WASHINGTON, July 18 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today announced the committee on Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. ET will be marking up the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (PAHPARA). PAHPARA marks the fourth reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), which is set to expire on September 30.
In March, Chairman Sanders joined with Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in a bipartisan request for input from public health officials, health care providers, and other stakeholders on policies the committee should consider, improve upon, and address during this reauthorization of PAHPA. Earlier this month, the HELP Committee released a staff bipartisan discussion draft legislation to reauthorize the bill.
What: Senate HELP Committee Markup: S. 2333, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act
When: 10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 20, 2023
Where: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing will also be livestreamed on the HELP Committee’s website.
Who: Senate HELP Committee Members