Following Devastating Natural Disasters, Cosponsor Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Hospital Preparedness Program

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. 

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Following Devastating Natural Disasters, Cosponsor Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Hospital Preparedness Program

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. 

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Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

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Cosponsor Worst-Case Scenario Hospital Preparedness Act

Emergency preparedness policies and procedures at our nation’s hospitals have been seriously tried and tested this year.  The destruction wrought in the paths of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate is deeply disturbing to all of us. In the face of
these extreme weather threats, it is critical that emergency needs and preparedness procedures across all medical facilities be fully understood.

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Cosponsor Worst-Case Scenario Hospital Preparedness Act

Emergency preparedness policies and procedures at our nation’s hospitals have been seriously tried and tested this year.  The destruction wrought in the paths of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate is deeply disturbing to all of us. In the face of
these extreme weather threats, it is critical that emergency needs and preparedness procedures across all medical facilities be fully understood.

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Cosponsor Worst-Case Scenario Hospital Preparedness Act

Emergency preparedness policies and procedures at our nation’s hospitals have been seriously tried and tested this year.  The destruction wrought in the paths of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate is deeply disturbing to all of us. In the face of
these extreme weather threats, it is critical that emergency needs and preparedness procedures across all medical facilities be fully understood.

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Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

Read More

Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

Read More

Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

Read More

Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

Read More