09 September 2014

TheGibson Lyme Disease Association, Inc., LDA, is pleased to announce that the Lyme bill, HR 4701 - “Vector-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014” as amended, was discussed on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, September 9, and passed the House by voice vote.

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30 July 2014

The LDA is pleased to announce that the Lyme bill, HR 4701, July 23, 2014 version, passed with voice vote out of the Energy & Commerce Committee, today, July 30. “I am delighted to announce this important milestone in the years-long effort to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases,” said Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19). “This legislation is the first-ever standalone bill to address Lyme disease.

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28 July 2014

The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is supporting HR 4701, July 23 version, no amendments, which will see committee action Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30. The bill sets up a working group with patients and physicians at the table and contains language requiring the Secretary of HHS to submit a strategic plan to Congress including "a plan for improving outcomes of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including progress related to chronic or persistent symptoms and chronic or persistent infection and co-infections.... "

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20 November 2013

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announced that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to include tick-borne diseases legislation (HR 610) at 2 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Congressman Joseph Pitts (PA) chaired the hearing. The hearing webcast is available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/

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27 August 2013

Click on the Cosponsor link to see if your Senator is already signed onto the bill. If he/she is not, click here to contact them today.  Sample letter / phone blurb

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