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Congressional Testimony & Briefings

2012

"Biological Security: The Risk of Dual-Use Research" (text): Testimony delivered by Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on April 26, 2012.

2011

"Ten Years after 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks: Protecting Against Biological Threats" (text): Testimony delivered by Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on October 18, 2011.

2009

Written Testimony to House Armed Services Committee Hearing: Submitted to Representatives Skelton and McHugh for hearing on “Preventing Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism,” January 22, 2009.

2008

"Biological Threats and the Importance of Preparedness" (slide set): Presentation delivered by Thomas Inglesby, MD, at "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism," a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by Trust for America's Health on March 3, 2008. 

2007

"Preparing for Bioterrorism: Project BioShield, BARDA, and the Medical Countermeasure Enterprise" (text and slides): Briefing delivered Brad Smith, PhD, on November 28, 2007.

"Six Years After Anthrax: Are We Better Prepared to Respond to Bioterrorism?” (text): Testimony delivered by Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH on October 23, 2007.

Germs, Viruses, and Secrets: The Silent Proliferation of Bio-Laboratories in the United States" (text): Testimony of Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D., before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, October 4, 2007.

"Rational Homeland Security: Lowering Obstacles and Creating Economic and Socially Sensible Policies" (text and video): Opening remarks delivered by Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD (panel moderator), for a briefing co-sponsored by Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Senator Mary Landrieu, September 19, 2007.

"Bioterrorism Preparedness and the Role of DHS Chief Medical Officer" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, March 29, 2007.

2006

Hearing on "Project BioShield Reauthorization Issues" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 6, 2006.

Roundtable on All Hazards Medical Preparedness and Response (text and video): Comments from Thomas Inglesby, MD, before the Congress of the United States, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, April 5, 2006.

Roundtable on Public Health Preparedness in the 21st Century (text): Comments from Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, March 28, 2006.

"Protecting the Homeland: Fighting Pandemic Flu From the Front Lines" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology, February 8, 2006.

2005

"Realistic Expectations about Public Responses to Pandemic Flu" (text): Briefing delivered by Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD, to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, December 14, 2005.

Statement to Senate and House Conferees on H.R. 3010, the FY 2006 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (text): Issued by The Working Group on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, November 10, 2005.

2002

"Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Consideration of the Administration's Proposal" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, June 25, 2002.

"The State Public Health Preparedness for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Six Month Report Card" (text): Testimony of Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Affairs, April 18, 2002.

"Department of Health and Human Services Budget Priorities for FY 2003" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole,MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, February 28, 2002.

2001

"Terrorism Through the Mail: Protecting Postal Workers and the Public (Part II)" (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Committee, Government Affairs Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, October 31, 2001.

Hearing on the Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases (text): Testimony of Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, September 5, 2001.

Hearing on FEMA's Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Government Affairs Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, July 23, 2001.

1999

Hearing on Terrorism Preparedness: Medical First Response (text): Testimony of Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, September 22, 1999.

"Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response--Evaluating U.S. Public Health and Medical Readiness" (text): Testimony of Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Public Health, March 25, 1999.

"Bioterrorism"(text): Testimony of Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH, before the U.S. Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee, and the Appropriations Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Services, March 16, 1999.