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McCollum and Brooks to Co-Chair Global Health Caucus in 116th Congress

October 1, 2019
Press Release
New Co-Chairs to Focus on Meeting Current and Emerging Global Health Threats

Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN04) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) announced the Global Health Caucus, originally formed in 2005, would continue to serve as a forum for Congress to stay informed and engaged on matters of global health funding and policy. McCollum and Brooks, who will serve as Co-Chairs of the Caucus, released the following statements today:

“The United States plays a critical leadership role in research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases and other global health challenges,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I’m proud to continue to serve as Co-Chair of a caucus I helped establish nearly fourteen years ago. In our interconnected world, this caucus is a forum for policymakers to become better informed and more prepared to act against global health threats that can directly impact us here at home. I look forward to the perspective and experience Co-Chair Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks brings to this dialogue. Together, we will work with our colleagues, congressional staff, and the global health community to share information and perspectives to protect the American people and help the U.S. meet existing and emerging global health challenges.”

Preventing and ending the spread of emerging health threats such as Ebola or influenza and ensuring women and children in our country and beyond have access to the care and services they need are just some of the many global health initiatives that require our immediate attention,” said Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks. “I am proud to lead the Global Health Caucus with fellow Congresswoman Betty McCollum because this is a group of Members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, who agree we must take action to protect our country from global emerging health challenges and believe we can do more to enhance Congress’ understanding on such topics.”  

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