US Congress lends total effort to completing bioterror law
This article was originally published in Clinica
Congress returns from its week-long Thanksgiving vacation this week facing the self-imposed deadline of enacting a bioterrorism preparedness bill before year's end. The leading bill in the US Senate was introduced by Senators Edward Kennedy and Bill Frist just before lawmakers left for their break. It would provide $3.2 billion in fiscal year 2002 for emergency funding - about double what the White House has proposed - and "such sums" as necessary for the following four years.