Monday, February 3, 2014

HR 1791 Passed in House

This evening, as expected, the House passed HR 1791, the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act, by a bipartisan vote of 391 to 2. The debate lasted all of three minutes.

The bill would allow grant monies under the Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program to be used for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities to respond to chemical or biological incidents.

The bill will almost certainly pass in the Senate, where it will probably receive even less debate as it is considered under unanimous consent provisions.

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