Support FY 19 Alzheimer’s Research Funding through DOD

In past years, thanks to broad bipartisan support, the Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program has received $15 million in funding. This year, we ask once again for your support for robust funding for Alzheimer’s research in the FY 2019 Department of
Defense Appropriations bill.
To add your signature to this letter, please fill out this
form. The deadline to sign is COB on March 14, 2018.
 
Sincerely,
Rep. Christopher H. Smith
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. John Garamendi
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This is a programmatic request. Members are required to submit the request online to ensure the Appropriations Committee recognizes your support.
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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR LIFESAVING STEM CELL TREATMENTS

We invite you to join us in sending the attached letter to request full funding for the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (the Program) and National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) in the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services bill. As you know,
this funding was authorized by the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 that became Public Law No. 114-104 in December of 2015. 

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Become an Original Cosponsor – American Heart Month Resolution

Heart disease, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the nation’s number one and most costly killer—killing roughly 800,000 American each year. In 2016, the disease cost the United States $555 billion and by 2035 it is predicted to
cost over $1 trillion, in both direct and indirect costs.

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February is American Heart Month

For more than 50 years, February has been recognized as American Heart Month.  As co-chairs of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, we hope that you will take some time this month to reaffirm your commitment to combatting heart disease – the nation’s
No. 1 and most costly killer.

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Sign on to Bipartisan Letter Urging USDA to Shelve Proposal to Outsource Federal Oversight

We hope you will join us in signing the below letter to the USDA, urging the agency to abandon its proposal to utilize inspections and certifications by regulated industries as a guide to determine whether and when to inspect a facility under the Animal
Welfare Act.  This proposal would seriously compromise the integrity of the AWA inspection process and undermine protections for millions of animals at commercial breeding operations, medical laboratories, zoos, and other facilities across the country, as
well as raise consumer and public safety concerns. 

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