Title: Global Health Security Act of 2021
Vote to pass a bill that requires the president to create the Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council to implement the Global Health Security Agenda, an initiative launched by nearly 30 nations to address global infectious disease threats.
Requires the aforementioned council’s responsibilities to include the following, including (Sec. 4):
Providing policy recommendations on agenda-related goals;
Helping federal agencies with implementation; and
Reviewing the progress and challenges in achieving US commitments, including assistance to help other countries meet agenda targets.
Requires the federal agencies involved with the aforementioned agenda to prioritize its implementation and take necessary steps to achieve that goal (Sec. 4).
Authorizes the president to appoint a US Coordinator for Global Health Security to coordinate and report on the interagency process for responding to global health security emergencies (Sec. 5).
NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS