Following a year in which we experienced record-setting natural disasters, Congress must be doing everything we can to ensure our health care system has the resources needed to prepare and respond to upcoming disasters. As a designated critical infrastructure
sector by the Department of Homeland Security, hospitals face other unique threats including infectious diseases outbreaks, bioterrorism, superbugs, and antibiotic resistance. The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) is an important tool to help hospitals
prepare for the wide array of threats they face and we must ensure it has a robust authorization level. Please consider cosponsoring the Hospital Preparedness Program Reauthorization Act, which doubles funding for the HPP through FY 2023.