Sponsors

TX
Henry Cuellar
Henry Cuellar
TX
Tony Gonzales
TX
Vicente Gonzalez
Vicente Gonzalez
AZ
Raúl M. Grijalva
Raúl M. Grijalva
TX
Filemon Vela
Filemon Vela
TX
Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee
AZ
Ann Kirkpatrick
Ann Kirkpatrick
CA
Juan Vargas
Juan Vargas
CA
Salud O. Carbajal
Salud O. Carbajal

House

Senate

President

REFERRED TO COMMITTEES

hr-1538

To amend the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act, with respect to preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the border region, and for other purposes.

Binational Health Strategies Act of 2021

This bill requires the President and the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission to take certain actions related to COVID-19.

Specifically, the bill directs the President to seek to begin negotiations with Mexico to address infectious disease preparedness in the U.S.-Mexico border area with respect to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The bill further requires the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission to (1) report on the border area's response to COVID-19 in both the United States and Mexico, (2) submit a binational strategic plan with respect to COVID-19, and (3) submit a plan to prepare and respond to future infectious diseases within the border area.