According to a report from The Hill, two senators have paired up to introduce legislation that would require President Trump to appoint a global health coordinator to help prepare for pandemics.
Senators Chris Murphy and Mitt Romney have introduced the bill.
“We clearly weren’t prepared in this case, and we cannot waste time in establishing new organizations in the federal government that can identify and prepare for health threats before they become domestic crises,” Murphy said in a statement.
Romney said, the virus “exposed some glaring gaps in our nation’s capacity to respond to a pandemic.”
“By establishing a health security council and dedicating a new NSC position to developing global health strategies and coordinating responses, our bill will better prepare us to confront the spread of another infectious disease,” he said.
The bill would require Trump to craft a Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council, which would meet at least 4 times a year to provide recommendations and help carry out global health policies.