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November 17, 2021

Congressman David Schweikert Introduces Legislation To End The Public Health Emergency Declaration Upon FDA Therapeutic Drug Approvals

Washington, D.C  Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced The Pandemic Cessation Act, legislation that provides closure to nearly two years of fighting the COVID-19 virus.  

“We are on the verge of adding multiple medical breakthroughs to our COVID-19 toolbox to defeat this pandemic once and for all. The FDA is scheduled to review the final approval of antiviral drugs that I believe should mark the end of the Public Health Emergency Declaration. The restrictions that have tied the country down for nearly two years must come to a close, and my Pandemic Cessation Act will do exactly that. It’s time to clearly mark the return to normal life,” said Rep. Schweikert. 

The Pandemic Cessation Act would consider the current, and any renewal of, the Public Health Emergency (PHE) terminated upon the Food and Drug Administration’s approval or emergency use authorization of a new drug indicated to treat COVID-19. 


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