This section contains activity which Members of Congress or Congressional Committees or Caucus' are undertaking relative to tick-borne diseases.

30 October 2015

The national non-profit Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is pleased to announce that a letter led by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) along with 23 other members of Congress was sent to the Senate HELP Committee Chair, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Ranking Member, Patty Murray, requesting their support for Lyme disease provisions found in the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6)

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21 May 2015

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) submitted input into the US House of Representatives Energy & Commerce 21st Century Cures Initiative which will reform a number of areas in healthcare. E & C sought public input during their development process. LDA Letter to E & C

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15 August 2014

2014 Schumer PressConference PatUS Senator Charles E. (Chuck) Schumer (NY) held a press conference at Konsico Dam Park in Valhalla, NY on August 12, 2014, to expose the issues surrounding the shortage and price hikes which have affected doxycycline for the past 21 months.

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21 August 2012

On Thursday, August 30th, Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) will host a U.S. Senate field hearing on the federal response to Lyme disease. "It is good news that the Senate is holding a hearing on Lyme. A more in-depth understanding of the issues will enable the government to develop a comprehensive plan on Lyme disease, especially since just released 2011 Lyme disease case numbers continue to show an increase in reported cases," said LDA President Pat Smith.

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13 August 2012

Click here for articles that appeared in Congressman Smith's newsletter to his constituents in August 2012 regarding July 17th Lyme disease hearing in DC.

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16 July 2012

The 2 hour July 17, 2012 Congressional hearing, Global Challenges in Diagnosing and Managing Lyme Disease – Closing Knowledge Gaps, was held by the Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee on July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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