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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

WHAT: "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Reveiw of Efforts to Protect the Homeland Through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures"

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2 p.m.

WHERE:  311, Cannon House Office Building

WITNESSES: Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security; RADM Ali Khan, M.D.., M.Ph., Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; David Starr, Director, Countermeasures Response Unit, Emergency Preparedness & Response, NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

CHAIRMAN BILIRAKIS: "Our enemies have made no secret of their desire to use weapons of mass destruction to attack the United States. We must do all we can to prevent and prepare for such a scenario. This hearing is the second in a series on medical countermeasures. Last month the Subcommittee considered the federal government's efforts to work with industry to research, develop and acquire vaccines, diagnostics, and other medical supplies. This hearing will focus on federal, state and local efforts to distribute and dispense these vital countermeasures in the event of a CBRN attack, pandemic, or other emergency."