On September 29, 2010, Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ) read the following speech in the House of Representatives:
PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE RESEARCH GAPS IN TICK BORNE DISEASES (click title for speech) Click here for pdf of speech
Submitted by Time for Lyme, the national Lyme Disease Association, and the California Lyme Disease Association on behalf of our patients across the United States
The significance of this statement is that it was introduced into the Congressional Record in lieu of the three Lyme groups presenting a statement to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on Lyme, which was boycotted by the three groups offering this statement. For more information on withdrawal see press release.