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E&C GOP Leaders Seek Missing Info on Lab Capacity for Development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics

11.18.2020

Washington, D.C. - Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. to ask the CDC for complete and updated information on domestic BioSafety Level (BSL)-3 and Animal BSL (ABSL)-3 laboratory capacity with the ability to conduct preclinical animal model research for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics development.

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Letter to CDC to Seek Missing Info on Lab Capacity for Development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics

11.18.2020

Excerpt: “The lack of information on BSL-3 laboratory capacity is of concern because it may be contributing to delays and bottlenecks in preclinical COVID-19 research. Although the BSL-3 laboratory capacity is not fully known, the extraordinary demand for COVID-19 preclinical research may have overwhelmed the known, available capacity,” wrote Walden, Guthrie, and Burgess.

Click HERE to read the letter to the CDC.

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E&C Republican Leaders Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Health Bills

11.17.2020

Washington, D.C. - Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement after 10 bills advanced by the Energy and Commerce Committee passed the House.

“As we’ve said before, now is not the time to let our foot off the gas in combating the opioid crisis. Not only is the opioid epidemic worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic; we’re also seeing an uptick in violent crimes. Today’s bills build...

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