SMASH Act Passes
The SMASH Act – one of NPMA’s issues during our 2019 Legislative Day – has been folded into the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) which was signed into law last week. The broad package covers many areas of public health, but NPMA was particularly invested in the Smash Act, as it requires consultation with the industry as part of a report of vector borne diseases spread by mosquitos. NPMA partnered with the Vector Based Disease Network (VBDN) to help support passage of the SMASH Act and by extension, PAHPA. NPMA is proud to support the betterment of public health, and looks forward to continuing to work with the VBDN and members of Congress on other public health issues.