Senate Bill 3829
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Global Health Security and Diplomacy Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 21, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 21, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 18, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3829
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Idaho
Connecticut
Maryland
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Global Health Security and Diplomacy Act of 2020

This bill establishes measures to detect, deter, and contain infectious disease outbreaks overseas before they become global pandemics.

The President must establish a Global Health Security Strategy for advancing U.S. global health security and diplomacy objectives. To promote such strategy, the bill establishes the role of Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Advance Global Health Security and Diplomacy overseas, who shall coordinate, manage, and oversee U.S. diplomatic efforts and foreign assistance resources.

In responding to an international infectious disease outbreak, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development shall lead diplomatic, coordination, and response efforts. Further, specified foreign assistance funds may be used for the cost to detail or employ certain individuals to carry out programs in response to global health emergencies and natural or man-made disasters.

The United States may participate in the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which is a global partnership focused on developing vaccines to stop future epidemics.

The State Department must seek to establish a Trust Fund for Global Health Security within the World Bank. The fund shall enable developing countries to strengthen and sustain health systems and supply chains with the resources, capacity, and personnel necessary to prevent, detect, mitigate, and respond to infectious disease threats before they become pandemics.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the effectiveness of the programs, projects, and activities supported by the fund and assess the merits of continued U.S. participation in the fund.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
06/18/2020
Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
05/21/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
05/21/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 22, 2020 4:27:17 AM
Updated
Jan 6, 2021 5:37:45 AM