Sending Office: Honorable Steve Cohen
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Dear Colleague:

As supporters of the Tourette Syndrome Education and Research Program, established by Congress in the Children’s Health Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-310), we request your support for $2 million to ensure that progress continues to be made in improving the lives
of children and adults affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the United States. 

We ask you to sign on to a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in support of continued funding for the Public Health Education and Research Program on Tourette Syndrome.  This
program is administered within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Tourette Association of America.  Continued funding is crucial to ensure progress
in understanding and treating this disease.

The program provides education and training of medical and educational professionals to ensure proper and timely diagnosis and treatment of children with Tourette Syndrome.  It also supports a comprehensive epidemiological study of the disorder.  Education,
training, and general awareness about this disorder will help overcome the social stigma and challenges that children with Tourette Syndrome face each day at school, work, and play and will pave the way for their becoming productive members of our society. 
This program brings hope to the hundreds of thousands of families affected by Tourette Syndrome.

If you have any questions regarding this request or would like to sign the letter, please contact Merrilee Rogers in Congressman Steve Cohen’s Office at or 225-3265 or Deena Tauster in Congressman Peter King’s Office at or 225-7896.
The deadline to sign the letter is March 22, 2019.



Steve Cohen                                                                           Peter King
Member of Congress                                                              Member of Congress    

Zoe Lofgren                                                                           Brian Fitzpatrick
Member of Congress                                                             Member of Congress