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Reduce COVID Supply Shortages with Guaranteed Orders

April 3, 2020

Please join us in requesting that Secretary Azar issue guaranteed purchase orders for medical supplies necessary to address coronavirus. As the number of coronavirus cases explodes across the country, states and localities are issuing desperate pleas for
supplies to fight the spread of the virus and reduce the death toll. On March 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a guaranteed order that committed to purchasing 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months for the Strategic
National Stockpile (SNS).[1] As HHS has noted, this guaranteed order serves as an important signal to private industry that a buyer exists, which in turn incentivizes manufacturers to dramatically
ramp up production. Any supplies remaining after the crisis ends would replenish the SNS, making our nation more prepared for the next public health crisis.

COVID-19: Slow the Spread With Cloth Masks

April 3, 2020

Please join us in sending the below letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield and to FEMA’s Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force leader Rear Admiral John Polowczyk
urging CDC to recommend that individuals wear a mask in public and urging FEMA to ensure a supply chain of such masks while also preserving critical PPE for health care providers and others in essential positions.

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 3, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,030,000 across the world and over 245,000 in the United States. While we do not yet know the full impact COVID-19 will have on the nation, already more Americans have been killed by the virus than
died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  After those attacks, the 9/11 Commission was established to provide a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks and the Commission’s recommendations drove massive reforms to how we share intelligence
and organize the government to counter terrorist threats.  It is clear that we, as a nation, are at another inflection point.  Americans today will again demand a full accounting of our level of preparedness and response to this global public health emergency.  

COSPONSOR H.R. 6398: Get Urgently Needed Medical Equipment to Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 1 million around the world and 245,000 in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through
our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system. Health care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts
are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only critically ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify,
and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.

Help Defend State and Local Networks from Cyberattacks

April 3, 2020

In 2019, ransomware attacks crippled State and local agencies in Louisiana, the City of Baltimore, MD, 22 towns in Texas, a school district in Syracuse, and many other communities scattered across the country. Cities from Albany to Atlanta have been impacted
– to the tune of nearly $20 million, in some cases.

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 3, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,076,000 across the world and over 261,000 in the United States. While we do not yet know the full impact COVID-19 will have on the nation, already more Americans have been killed by the virus than
died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  After those attacks, the 9/11 Commission was established to provide a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks and the Commission’s recommendations drove massive reforms to how we share intelligence
and organize the government to counter terrorist threats.  It is clear that we, as a nation, are at another inflection point.  Americans today will again demand a full accounting of our level of preparedness and response to this global public health emergency.  

COSPONSOR H.R. 6398: Get Urgently Needed Medical Equipment to Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 1-Million across the world and 260,000 in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system.
Health care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only
critically ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify, and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.