YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO ASSURE APPRORIATE ACTION:
Lyme Disease Association Urges DC Lyme Bill Action Now
What Action Needed: Contact
your own 2 US Senators today by email or phone. Click
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What to say to Senate offices on phone or in
History: The "21st Century Cures Act", HR 6, passed the US House of Representatives and included the Lyme text of HR 789 (Gibson-NY). HR 6 was sent to the Senate for consideration. LDA supports the Lyme language in the 21st Century Cures Act. However, the Senate can act on HR 6 as is, but it can also amend it, or develop a new bill. The danger in amending the existing "Cures" bill or developing a new bill is the Senate may remove the Lyme language.
Why Action Needed: A bill, S 1503 (Blumenthal-CT), was introduced in the Senate in June. It is a companion bill to HR 665 (Smith-NJ) introduced in the House in February. At this time, because of possible Senate action when Congress comes back in session after Labor Day, we need to take action to get more sponsors onto the Senate version of the bill. If the Senate removes the Lyme language from the 21st Century Cures Act that the House passed, then the Senate might look to incorporate other Lyme language found in a bill that has sufficient Senate support (co-sponsors). The Senate could possibly move the Lyme bill on its own also (called a standalone). We need to be prepared.
Bill Details: See
information on bills
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