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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2021

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To address the public health risks posed by wildlife markets, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/04/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date All Actions
03/04/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/18/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/02/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (104)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 01/05/2021
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 01/05/2021
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 01/05/2021
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 01/05/2021
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 01/05/2021
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 01/05/2021
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 01/05/2021
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 01/05/2021
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 01/05/2021
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 01/05/2021
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 01/11/2021
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 01/11/2021
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 01/11/2021
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 01/11/2021
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 01/11/2021
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 01/11/2021
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 01/11/2021
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 01/11/2021
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 01/11/2021
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 01/11/2021
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 01/11/2021
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 01/11/2021
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 01/11/2021
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 01/11/2021
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 01/11/2021
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 01/11/2021
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 01/11/2021
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 01/11/2021
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 01/11/2021
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 01/11/2021
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 01/11/2021
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 01/11/2021
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 01/11/2021
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 01/13/2021
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 01/13/2021
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 01/13/2021
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 01/13/2021
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 01/13/2021
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 01/13/2021
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 01/13/2021
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 01/13/2021
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 01/13/2021
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 01/15/2021
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 01/15/2021
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 01/15/2021
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 01/19/2021
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 01/19/2021
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 01/21/2021
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 01/21/2021
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 02/01/2021
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 02/01/2021
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 02/01/2021
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 02/01/2021
Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2] 02/01/2021
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 02/01/2021
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 02/01/2021
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 02/01/2021
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 02/01/2021
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 02/01/2021
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 02/01/2021
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 02/01/2021
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 02/01/2021
Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17] 02/01/2021
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/03/2021
Del. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 02/03/2021
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 02/03/2021
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 02/04/2021
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 02/04/2021
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 02/18/2021
Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] 02/18/2021
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 02/18/2021
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 02/18/2021
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 02/18/2021
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 02/18/2021
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/18/2021
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/18/2021
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 02/18/2021
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 02/18/2021
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 02/18/2021
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 02/18/2021
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 02/18/2021
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 02/24/2021
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 02/24/2021
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 02/24/2021
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 02/26/2021
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 02/26/2021
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 03/16/2021
Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53] 03/16/2021
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 03/23/2021
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 04/14/2021
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 04/14/2021
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 04/16/2021
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/16/2021
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 04/22/2021
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 04/22/2021
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/22/2021
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 05/11/2021
Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] 05/11/2021
Rep. Kahele, Kaiali'i [D-HI-2] 05/25/2021
Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10] 05/28/2021
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 05/28/2021
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 05/28/2021
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/23/2021

Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs01/04/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce01/04/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/02/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary01/04/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/04/2021 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/04/2021 Referred to
House Financial Services01/04/2021 Referred to
House Natural Resources01/04/2021 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife02/18/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/04/2021)

Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2021

This bill establishes measures to address global public health risks posed by wildlife markets, which are commercial markets that sell or slaughter wildlife for human consumption as food or medicine in communities where alternative nutritional or protein sources are available.

Specifically, the bill prohibits importing, exporting, purchasing, or selling live wild animals in the United States for human consumption as food or medicine. The Department of the Interior must hire, train, and deploy at least 50 new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement attachés around the world, and the U.S. Agency for International Development must increase specified activities to address the threats and causes of zoonotic (animal-to-human transmission) disease outbreaks. Additionally, the United States must work with other United Nations member states to urge a global ban on commercial wildlife markets and enforcement of laws to end wildlife trafficking.

Further, the President may impose sanctions against a foreign country or foreign nationals that the Department of State has determined are taking certain actions that enable or facilitate commercial wildlife markets.

Among other reports required by the bill, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine must conduct a study and submit a report that includes an evaluation of (1) the impact that consumption of terrestrial wildlife as food or medicine has on the transmission of novel viral and other pathogens, (2) the role of consuming terrestrial wildlife as food or medicine in the transmission of microbes from animals to humans, and (3) the conditions at live wildlife markets that lead to this transmission.