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Bush Urges Congress Pass Bioshield Funds

President Bush on Monday urged the U.S. Congress to pass his 10-year, $5.6 billion Project BioShield initiative aimed at speeding vaccines against possible biological weapons like anthrax and smallpox. Some U.S. lawmakers have expressed reservations about the way the money would be allocated and are still negotiating with the White House. Bush made the proposal in his State of the Union address last January. “For the sake of our national security, the United States Congress must pass the BioShield legislation as soon as possible,” Bush told a biotechnology conference. Bush made the proposal to speed the research, production and availability of effective vaccines and treatments against small pox, anthrax, botulin toxin, Ebola plague and other possible agents of bioterror. Full Story

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