From the LDA, October 25, 2019
A press conference was held at the Wall Township Municipal Complex hosted by Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ). The Congressman highlighted information on the “NIH Strategic Plan for Tick-Borne Disease Research,” as well as “The Tick Act,” a bipartisan effort to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases.
The bill H.R.3073, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Smith and Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-MN). The Senate version S.1657, was introduced by Susan Collins (R-ME), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME). In addition, President Trump has asked his cabinet to do all they can to assist in helping those affected by Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
The Congressman was joined by Wall’s Mayor Kevin P. Orender, Deputy Mayor George K. Newberry, Pat Smith, LDA President, Dr. Jodie A. Dashore, and LDA Board Members. LDA volunteers and members of the community attended.
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Watch videos below of Rep. Chris Smith, Pat Smith, LDA President & Dr. Jodie A. Dashore from Press Conference
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) at Press Conference on the NIH Strategic Plan for Tick-Borne Disease Research & “The Tick Act,” Wall, NJ
Pat Smith, LDA President, speaks at Press Conference hosted by Rep. Chris Smith, Wall, NJ
Dr. Jodie A. Dashore speaks on Lyme disease and children at Press Conference hosted by Rep. Chris Smith, Wall, NJ