There is broad recognition among public health experts, the White House and congressional leaders that COVID-19 testing is the most critical element of our national response to this public health emergency. Our ability to assess every intervention – health or economic – depends on the availability of testing; yet, dedicated funding for testing is notably missing from current Congressional funding packages. Testing should be accessible for all who need it. But to deliver on that promise, Congress needs to take immediate action to ensure that there is sufficient funding to support the testing itself. Read ACLA’s latest statements and updates on clinical labs’ COVID-19 response at https://www.acla.com/covid-19/.