Sebelius to appear before Congress this week on bioterror

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before a Senate panel this week on the agency's readiness to respond to bioterrorism attacks.

Her appearance is part of a larger examination by the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), into HHS' strategy for developing treatments to tackle public health threats, which also include things like pandemic flu.

Three other witnesses are scheduled to appear: Randall Larsen, CEO of The Weapons of Mass Destruction Center; Eric Rose, co-chairman of the Alliance for Biosecurity; and Andrew Pavia, infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah.