S.2695 - National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 10/24/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Committee Meetings:||12/17/19 10:30AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/17/2019 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2695 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/24/2019)
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019
This bill provides statutory authority for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act through the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to provide integrated research and development to defend U.S. agriculture and food against bio- and agro-terrorism threats.
Specifically, the bill requires USDA to use the facility to implement research and development objectives to (1) develop veterinary countermeasures for emerging foreign animal diseases and animal transboundary diseases; and (2) provide advanced test, diagnostic, and evaluation capability for threat detection, vulnerability assessment, and veterinary countermeasure assessment for animal and zoonotic diseases.