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Senators Reintroduce Biosecurity Bill

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009: Two veteran U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced legislation aimed at increasing the safety and security of facilities that handle materials that could be used in acts of bioterrorism, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) announced yesterday (see GSN, Aug. 22, 2008). Please click here for the full article.

The language in the new bill is virtually the same as the previous bill, S.B. 3127, which was introduced on June 12, 2008. (Use link from 3127 in Archived News). Dr. Victoria Sutton, Director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy was invited to comment on the original legislation S.B. 3127. Please click here to view her letter.