Border State Lawmakers Introduce Border Health Security Act

Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX) led border state lawmakers in introducing the Border Health Security Act to strengthen international cooperation to screen for infectious diseases and help support public health initiatives in border communities. 

The bill would require U.S. members of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission to work with the Canada- United States Pan-Border Public Health Preparedness Council to recommend and implement initiatives that solve border health issues. In addition, border health grants would be authorized to address border issues and for Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS) in the border communities.