Spending bill cuts pandemic preparedness budget request

December 19, 2007
by Bob Brewin

Trust for America's Health, a Washington based nonprofit with expertise in the public health field, said in a report released Tuesday that Congress has failed to deliver a sustained financial commitment for preparedness, especially at the state and local levels. The trust stated: "The continuing trend of annual cuts in federal funding for state and local preparedness activities threatens the nation's safety."

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