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H.R.4034: WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 11, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2014 - Title I: A National Biodefense Enterprise - Requires the President to assign a member of the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Biodefense to: (1) serve as the President's principal advisor regarding coordination of federal biodefense policy; (2) identify inefficiencies in existing biodefense activities and the actions necessary to overcome them; (3) lead the development of a coordinated National Biodefense Plan, a coordinated National Biosurveillance Strategy, and a coordinated national research and development strategy and implementation plan for microbial forensics; (4) oversee, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the development of a comprehensive cross-cutting biodefense budget analysis to inform prioritization of resources and ensure that biodefense challenges are adequately addressed; and (5) conduct ongoing oversight and evaluation of...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
Feb. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Feb. 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 12, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Feb. 12, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security