One Simple Step for the VA to Relieve Veterans’ Pain, Cut Wait Times

By Tom Daschle and Trent Lott While we served on opposite sides of the aisle during many contentious debates in the U.S. Senate, we have also come together to speak out on issues of bipartisan national importance. One is that our veterans deserve the best health care our nation can provide—and the Department of Veterans […]

America’s land-grant universities uniquely positioned to fight today’s biological threats

By Tom Daschle and Tony Frank This year marks the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the first land-grant university by President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln valued higher education and recognized the role that dedicated institutions could play in supporting food, animals, and plants, while also ensuring that citizens with modest means could obtain a […]

Out-innovating the next COVID-19 variant … and the next pandemic

By Tom Daschle and Tom Ridge In an ideal world, COVID-19 would be a thing of the past, and another pandemic would be a distant possibility. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and there is no way to predict when the next dangerous COVID-19 variant or pandemic will emerge. Case in point: […]

The Global Crisis of COVID Orphanhood

By Former Sens. Bill Frist, MD and Tom Daschle The flood of Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s brutal invasion reminds us that the pain of war often falls most heavily on those with the least ability to cope, especially children. The same is true of our battle with COVID-19, which has now left over 7 million […]

Congress Should Create a National Board on Pandemic Preparedness

As we approach the frightening, chilling milestone of nearly 1 million dead from COVID-19, it should go without question that preventing this loss of life again should be a top priority of our United States Congress, regardless of party affiliation. The recent release of a discussion draft of the bipartisan Prepare for and Respond to […]