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NEW YORK – US Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) and Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana) introduced two new pieces of legislation Wednesday intended to improve access to SARS-CoV-2 testing and boost laboratory capacity. 

One bill, titled The Diagnostic Testing for Public Health Labs Act, would require the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer grants to help public health laboratories purchase high-throughput testing platforms and supplies as a way to boost testing capacity. Under the law, grants would be capped at $2 million per lab. 

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