Dear Chairmen Harkin, Upton and Pitts, Ranking Members Enzi and Waxman, Senators Burr and Casey, and Rep. Rogers:
On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to finalize negotiations on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA, S. 1855/H.R. 2405) and quickly pass this important legislation. The time is running short to reauthorize many important programs, such as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the BioShield Special Reserve Fund, Public Health Emergency Preparedness grants, the Hospital Preparedness Program, and others. We stand ready to work with you in moving the legislation to final passage.