Action Needed to Support NIH Funding Bill
July 23, 1998
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation---Government RelationsWe need you to call your Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and ask him or her to support HR 4274, legislation that provides funding for the National Institutes of Health, including diabetes research, when it is debated on the House floor next week.
The full House of Representatives is tentatively scheduled to begin debate on HR. 4274, the fiscal year 1999 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, on July 29. As currently drafted, the bill provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a 9.1-percent-or $1.2 billion-increase in funding over last year's level. See JDF Washington Report #2 for more details on the bill.
To contact your House member, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Member of Congress. If you are unsure who your Member of Congress is, go to the following WWW site where you can enter you zip code and determine your representative: http://www.house.gov/writerep/.
When you speak with your Congressional office, ask for the following:
- Support HR. 4274, the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Bill, when it is considered on the House floor because it provides a 9.1-percent increase in medical research funding at NIH, which will help find a cure for diabetes.
- Oppose amendments offered to the bill that would reduce funding for the National Institutes of Health.
We will keep you informed if additional action is needed on this legislation. Thanks for all of your support of our joint efforts to substantially increase diabetes research at NIH.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation - Government Relations
1400 I Street, NW #500
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-JDF-1VOTE ex. 5 (800-533-1868)
Posted 26 July 1998
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