This report presents a “Call to Action” for the 117th Congress and the Executive Branch to strengthen U.S. emergency response for sustained, widespread events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which, as of this writing, has afflicted almost 11.6 million people in the United States and claimed more than 250,000 lives. Immediate, bold steps are urgently required to build trust and confidence with state and local governments and private and civil sector partners and create an effective, unified approach that meets the American people’s needs.

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