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Appropriations Bill Status

The passage of language including “chronic Lyme diseasae” and “persistent infection” can help patients get the care that they require.

HR 3293

 

“Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Appropriations Bill”

Current Status

  • December 2009 President Obama signed this Appropriations Committtee bil into law with the report language

 

  • On July 30, 2009, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed Lyme disease language contained in the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Appropriations bill.   The vote was 29 to 1.  Senator Christopher Dodd (CT-D), and Appropriations Subcommittee Chair, Tom Harkin (IA-D) were instrumental in passage of the language.  The next step is a vote on the Appropriations bill by the entire Senate expected this week.

  • On July 24, 2009, the full House passed Lyme disease language contained in the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Appropriations bill (HR 3293).   The vote was 264 to153.  Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ-R), author of the language; House Appropriations Committee Chair, David Obey (WI-D); and U.S. House Appropriations Committee Members Frank Wolf (VA-R) and Nita Lowey (NY-D) were instrumental in its inclusion.