31 August 2012

US Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) held a 2 hour offsite HELP (Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee) full committee field hearing - Lyme Disease: A Comprehensive Approach to an Evolving Threat - in Stamford, Connecticut, on August 30, 2012 . Several panels of individuals testified and everyone attending the hearing in the audience was invited to submit testimony, which then became part of the hearing record.

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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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16 August 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012, (Hartford, Conn.) – At the height of tick season, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) renewed his call for an aggressive federal response to combat Lyme disease.... Blumenthal also announced that he will be convening a U.S. Senate field hearing in Connecticut later this summer to examine how to enhance Lyme disease research, treatment, and prevention efforts in a way that brings patients to the table and considers all points of view ...

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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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13 July 2012

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc (LDA) announces that the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, & Human Rights will hold a hearing 2PM, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in  2172 Rayburn HOB in Washington, DC. The hearing, Global Challenges in Diagnosing and Managing Lyme Disease – Closing Knowledge Gaps, will be webcast and available live via the Committee website.Click to view archived video: (http://archives-republicans-foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearings/view/?1455) US Rep. Christopher H. Smith(NJ) is chairing the hearing. (Note:To view this video need Flash Player / The actual video does not begin until 29:00 -  use your mouse to slide button to right to bring time to 29:00 faster)

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09 March 2012

Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ-4), Chair of the Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, announced his plans for a Lyme disease hearing in his March Newsletter to his constituents. In an article titled, The Fight on Behalf of Lyme Disease Patients Continues, Smith Legislation Aims to Broaden Scientific Community Base Represented in Public Health Policy,

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16 October 2011

To help give you the information to make this simple 5 minute call or email. Numbers DO Count! SAMPLE phone blurb asking House Members for bill support. I am calling to urge the Congressman/woman to co-sponsor HR 2557, the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Bill that was introduced by Congressman Christopher Smith of NJ.

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01 September 2011

Learn what the Lyme disease bill is about, then share the information with your federal legislators and encourage them to get involved!

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18 July 2011

S.1381 -- Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2011 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.1381:

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17 July 2011

July 17, 2011. The all volunteer national Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a bill and proposed legislative actions that focus attention on the growing concerns surrounding Lyme and tick borne diseases.

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