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Fireside Chat with Rep. Tom Cole: Securing America’s Health Security

May 25, 2022 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

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Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Wednesday, May 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, for a fireside chat with Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04), member of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and member of the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. CSIS Commission co-chairs Julie Gerberding, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and Susan Brooks, former U.S. Representative (R-IN-05) will moderate the discussion.

A brittle legislative environment and competing geopolitical crises have put the United States at serious risk of falling back into the cycle of crisis and complacency in health security. Pandemic fatigue has settled in as the country marks one million lives lost from Covid-19. What are the prospects for getting the domestic and global funding for the Covid-19 response back on track? How can we sustain a bipartisan dialogue and build consensus around stable, multi-year global health security funding to avoid complacency and ensure continued pandemic preparedness?

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health