House Defense Bill to Create A Pandemic National Security Fund

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A pandemic preparedness and resilience national security fund would be created under a draft of the House Armed Service Cmte’s FY21 defense authorization bill.

  • Fund of about $1b would include money for research for fast medical countermeasures “against novel threats, at population scale and approved for use in people,” according to copy obtained by Bloomberg Government
  • NOTE: Full committee is scheduled to consider the measure July 1

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