Sending Office: Honorable Diana DeGette
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25 Current Signers:  Dan Kildee, Julia Brownley, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Tony Cardenas, Daniel W. Lipinski, Paul D. Tonko, Peter T. King, Anthony Brindisi, Lee Zeldin, Susan Wild, John Yarmuth, Darren Soto, Emmanuel Cleaver, Chris Pappas,
Juan Vargas, Joseph P. Kennedy, James P. McGovern, Jeff Van Drew, Tulsi Gabbard, Chellie Pingree, Bobby L. Rush, Earl Blumenauer, Elissa Slotkin and Zoe Lofgren

Deadline for Signatures: March 25

Dear Colleague: 

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus we ask that you join us in requesting level funding for federal diabetes programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

The United States is in the midst of a diabetes epidemic, with over 30 million Americans currently living with the disease. An additional 84 million are estimated to have prediabetes. It is critical that we invest in research, treatment and prevention programs
to counter and reverse the burden of this disease.

To that end, the federal government should prioritize funding for the following diabetes programs:

  • $2.165 billion for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • $185 million for CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT)
  • $30 million for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) at CDC

Please help us pave the way for a future free of diabetes. If you would like to sign this appropriations letter or have further questions, please contact Sahil Chaudhary (
with Congresswoman DeGette’s staff or Logan Hoover ( with Congressman Reed’s staff. The deadline for signatures is 5PM on March 25.



Diana DeGette                                                                                            Tom Reed

Member of Congress                                                                                  Member of Congress