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115+ Organizations Call on Congress to Reauthorize PAHPA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement highlighting the 137 organizations who have called on Congress to reauthorize the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). The legislation strengthens our nation’s public health readiness and ensures all institutions have the tools to respond to the next health crisis or emergency. 

In July, the HELP Committee passed legislation to reauthorize PAHPA by a bipartisan vote of 17-3. PAHPA expired on September 30th and has yet to be fully reauthorized by Congress. 

“The HELP Committee passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and improve PAHPA. We need to finish the job and pass it into law,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Providing a strong PAHPA framework is crucial to improving our readiness towards the next pandemic, natural disaster, attack, or accident that puts Americans’ health and safety at risk.” 

Congress first enacted PAHPA in 2006, largely to address the failures of the federal response following Hurricane Katrina. The legislation sought to support states, local governments, and hospitals so they would be better prepared for future emergencies. It established the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). It also made improvements to the National Disaster Medical System and other resources to improve medical surge capacity during an emergency. PAHPA was previously reauthorized on a bipartisan basis in 2013 and 2019. 

Organizations calling on Congress to reauthorize PAHPA include: 


1Day Sooner  

Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.  

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics  


Aequor Inc.  

Alliance for Biosecurity

Altor Safety

America’s Essential Hospitals  

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  

American Ambulance Association  

American Association of Neurological Surgeons  

American Burn Association  

American Clinical Laboratory Association

American College of Emergency Physicians  

American College of Surgeons  

American Hospital Association  

American Medical Manufacturers Association

American Lung Association  

American Pharmacies  

American Public Health Association  

American Society for Microbiology  

American Trauma Society 

Anivive Lifesciences, Inc.  

Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc. (AZBio)  

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology  

Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs  

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials  

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals  

ATCC (American Type Culture Collection)  

Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  


Bavarian Nordic  

Big Cities Health Coalition  


BioCom California


BioForward Wisconsin  



Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)  




Civitas Networks for Health  

Colorado BioScience Association  

CommonSpirit Health

Congress of Neurological Surgeons  

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists  

Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA)  

CSL Seqirus  

Emergency Department Practice Management Association  

Emergency Nurses Association  

Emergent BioSolutions  

Federation of American Scientists  


FluGen Inc.  

Georgia Bio  

Gerontological Society of America  

Ginkgo Bioworks  

Global Health Investment Corporation  

Global Health Technologies Coalition  

Gryphon Scientific  


Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) 

Healthcare Distribution Alliance  

Healthcare Leadership Council  

Healthcare Ready Helix  

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 

HIV Medicine Association  

Humanetics Corporation  

IAVI (International AIDS Vaccine Initiative)  

Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization  

Infectious Diseases Society of America  

INOVIO Pharmaceuticals  

Indiana Health Industry Forum

Institute for Progress (IFP) 

Invivyd, Inc.  

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security  

Life Sciences PA  

Locus Biosciences  


Marked By Covid  


Mass General Brigham


Medical Alley  

Medical Countermeasures Coalition (MC2)  

Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO)  

Morehouse School of Medicine 

Mount Sinai Health System

National Association of County and City Health Officials  

National Immigration Law Center  

NC Life Sciences Organization

New Mexico Biotechnoiogy & Biomedical Association (NMBio)  

New Orleans BioInnovation Center 


NightHawk Biosciences  


Ochsner Health  

Ohio Life Sciences Association  

Oklahoma Bioscience Association  

PDS Biotechnology  

PharmaJet Inc.  

Premier Inc.  

Public Health Accreditation Board 



SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.  



Shionogi Inc.  

SIGA Technologies, Inc.  

Society for Public Health Education  

Society of Trauma Nurses  

Soligenix, Inc. 

Technologies for Pandemic Defense  

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute  

Tonix Pharmaceuticals  

Trauma Center Association of America  

Trinity Health  

TrippBio, Inc.  

Trust for America’s Health  

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

United Safety Technology Inc.

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)  

University of Hawaii  

University of Maryland School of Medicine  

Valneva USA  

Vaxess Technologies

Vaxxas Inc. 

Virginia Biotechnology Association 

Washington State University


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