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Border Health Security Act of 2020

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A bill to establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats, and for other purposes.

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03/11/2020Introduced in Senate

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03/11/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 03/11/2020
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 03/11/2020
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]* 03/11/2020
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 03/11/2020
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 03/11/2020

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Senate Foreign Relations03/11/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/11/2020)

Border Health Security Act of 2020

This bill modifies the duties and activities of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission and the Canada-United States Pan-Border Public Health Preparedness Council, and makes other changes to address health issues along the U.S. border.

Specifically, the commission must cooperate with the council where appropriate, and both the commission and the council must develop strategic plans, work plans, evaluations, and reports concerning their activities.

The Department of Health and Human Services must award grants to (1) eligible entities in border areas to address recommendations of the commission and the council to improve the health of border area residents; and (2) trauma centers, public health entities, and state, local, or tribal entities for infectious disease surveillance activities in border areas. In addition, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response may coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security in establishing a system that alerts clinicians and public health officials to emerging health threats in border areas.

The Government Accountability Office must evaluate commission and council activities every two years.