05.12.11

Subcommittee Hearing: Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland Through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures.

May 12, 2011 5:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

On Thursday, May 12, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications will hold a hearing entitled “Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland Through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures.” The Subcommittee will meet at 1:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Click here for a PDF of the official hearing record, including a full transcript.

Opening Statements

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Chairman
[full text of opening statement]

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Witnesses

PANEL 1

Dr. Alexander G. Garza, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Homeland Security
[full text of testimony]

RADM Ali Khan, MD, MPH, Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[full text of testimony]

PANEL 2

Mr. Mike McHargue, Director of Emergency Operations, Division of Emergency Medical Operations, Florida Department of Health
[full text of testimony]

Mr. David Starr, Director, Countermeasures Response Unit, Emergency Preparedness & Response, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
[full text of testimony]

Chief Lawrence E. Tan, Emergency Medical Services Division, Department of Public Safety, New Castle County, DE
[full text of testimony]

Dr. Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health
[full text of testimony]