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House Passes Bill to Help Combat Bioterrorism

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday designed to encourage private industry to develop vaccines and other treatments needed to protect U.S. residents from acts of bioterrorism. The House’s 418-to-2 approval of Project Bioshield, first proposed by President Bush in his State of the Union address in January, comes almost two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000 people and the mailing of anthrax-filled letters that killed five people and injured 17. Two Republicans, Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ron Paul of Texas, voted against the bill. All members of the California delegation, with the exception of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Carson), who did not vote, voted for the bill. Full Story

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