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Titles (3)

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Biological Chemical Attack bill (Identified by CRS)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Bioterrorism Preparedness Act of 2001

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to improve the ability of the United States to prepare for and respond to a biological threat or attack.

Actions Overview (1)

12/04/2001 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

12/05/2001 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 255.
Action By: Senate
12/04/2001 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (80)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Allen, George [R-VA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Bennett, Robert F. [R-UT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Bond, Christopher S. [R-MO]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Bayh, Evan [D-IN]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Campbell, Ben Nighthorse [R-CO]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Chafee, Lincoln [R-RI]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Breaux, John B. [D-LA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Carnahan, Jean [D-MO]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Cleland, Max [D-GA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Craig, Larry E. [R-ID]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Corzine, Jon S. [D-NJ]* 12/04/2001
Sen. DeWine, Mike [R-OH]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Dorgan, Byron L. [D-ND]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Hagel, Chuck [R-NE]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Edwards, John [D-NC]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey [R-TX]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Lugar, Richard G. [R-IN]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [I-VT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Murkowski, Frank H. [R-AK]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Santorum, Rick [R-PA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Stevens, Ted [R-AK]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Thomas, Craig [R-WY]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Miller, Zell [D-GA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Thompson, Fred [R-TN]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Thurmond, Strom [R-SC]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Voinovich, George V. [R-OH]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Warner, John [R-VA]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Wellstone, Paul D. [D-MN]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Dayton, Mark [D-MN]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Helms, Jesse [R-NC]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Fitzgerald, Peter [R-IL]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 12/04/2001
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] 12/05/2001
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] 12/05/2001
Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] 12/05/2001
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] 12/07/2001
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 12/07/2001
Sen. Ensign, John [R-NV] 12/18/2001
Sen. Graham, Bob [D-FL] 12/18/2001
Sen. Bunning, Jim [R-KY] 02/12/2002

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Subjects (146)

  • Administrative procedure
  • Advice and consent of the Senate
  • Agricultural colleges
  • Agricultural industries
  • Agricultural research
  • Agriculture in foreign trade
  • Animal diseases
  • Antitrust law
  • Auctions
  • Authorization
  • Biological warfare
  • Biological weapons
  • Biotechnology
  • Block grants
  • Business records
  • Cemeteries and funerals
  • Child health
  • Clinical trials
  • Clinics
  • Communicable diseases
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Consumer education
  • Criminal justice information systems
  • Data banks
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug approvals
  • Drug industry
  • Drug therapy
  • Drugs
  • EBB Terrorism
  • Electronic government information
  • Emergency communication systems
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Emergency medical services
  • Epidemiology
  • Executive reorganization
  • Farms
  • Federal advisory bodies
  • Federal aid to Indians
  • Federal aid to health facilities
  • Federal aid to higher education
  • Federal aid to hospitals
  • Federal aid to medical education
  • Federal aid to medical research
  • Federal officials
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Fire fighters
  • Food adulteration and inspection
  • Food contamination
  • Food industry
  • Food safety
  • Food supply
  • Foodborne diseases
  • Fraud
  • Freedom of information
  • Genetic research
  • Georgia
  • Government paperwork
  • Government publicity
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Health education
  • Health facilities
  • Health planning
  • Health surveys
  • Higher education
  • Hospitals
  • Import restrictions
  • Imports
  • Indian medical care
  • Information technology
  • International agricultural cooperation
  • Internet
  • Iowa
  • Labeling
  • Laboratories
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Legislation
  • Licenses
  • Livestock
  • Livestock industry
  • Meat inspection
  • Medical education
  • Medical laboratories
  • Medical research
  • Medical supplies
  • Medical tests
  • Mental health services
  • Minorities
  • National Guard
  • New York State
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Pest control
  • Pest management
  • Pests
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Plant diseases
  • Police
  • Poultry
  • Poultry inspection
  • Presidential appointments
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public health administration
  • Public health personnel
  • Research and development
  • Research and development facilities
  • Research centers
  • Right of privacy
  • Rural health
  • Searches and seizures
  • Security clearances
  • Security measures
  • Smallpox
  • Telemedicine
  • Telephone
  • Terrorism
  • Vaccines
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Volunteer workers
  • Web sites
  • Wyoming
  • Zoonoses

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in Senate (12/04/2001)

Bioterrorism Preparedness Act of 2001 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to add provisions granting additional authorities to the Secretary of Health and Human Services concerning bioterrorism preparedness and responding to public health emergencies. Requires the Secretary to develop and implement a plan which includes the development of specific criteria enabling measurements to be made of the progress made at the national, State, and local levels toward achieving the national goal of bioterrorism preparedness.

Requires the maintenance of an adequate national pharmaceutical stockpile of vaccines (including a smallpox vaccine), therapies, and medical supplies for use at the Secretary's discretion in the event of a biological threat or attack or other public health emergency.

Expands the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Directs the Secretary to provide for the establishment of a coordinated network of public health laboratories to assist with the detection of and response to a biological threat or attack.

Provides for the appointment of an Assistant Secretary for Emergency Preparedness who shall head the Office for Emergency Preparedness.

Provides for a National Disaster Medical System to provide appropriate health and social services to respond to a public health emergency, if the Secretary activates the System.

Provides for enhanced regulatory control of biological agents and toxins.

Establishes a State Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Block Grant Program to improve State and local preparedness and response capabilities.

Amends the Clayton Act to provide for a limited antitrust exemption with respect to the development of new countermeasures against bioterrorism.

Requires, under the Public Health Service Act, the development of a crisis communications and education strategy with respect to bioterrorist threats to the food supply. Expands animal and plant health inspection service activities and authorities.

Amends the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to expand the authority of the Food and Drug Administration with respect to food presenting a serious threat to humans or animals.

Requires the registration of food manufacturing, processing, and handling facilities.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to utilize existing authorities to expand Agricultural Research Service and Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service programs to protect the food supply of the United States.