Wed November 27th, 2019
Sponsor: Sen. Susan Collins — R — ME
Requires the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a national strategy to address vector-borne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. The legislation also authorizes the appropriation of the following amounts for each year between 2021 and 2025: $10 million for awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to support regional centers of excellence that address vector-borne diseases, and $20 million for entering into cooperative agreements with states to increase capacity to prevent and respond to vector-borne diseases.
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