NEWS: Immediate action needed on House Lyme bill
Important Lyme-related legislation–HR 4701–goes up for a vote in the US House of Representatives between September 9 & 11.
From the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) website:
Alert! Immediate Action Needed on House Bill Vote, May Be Early as Tomorrow (Tuesday) in DC
The Lyme bill, H.R. 4701 – Vector-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Gibson / Energy and Commerce Committee), will go for a vote before the US House of Representatives somewhere between Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, September 11.
Primary Action to take
Please call/fax/email your own US Congressman/woman RIGHT NOW and say:
Please support H.R. 4701 – Vector-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 that is before the House. Thank you.
If you want to take further action
Find all (or some other) Congressmen in your own state and contact them with the same message
http://www.house.gov/representatives/ find your state delegation
If you want further information on this bill*
*Minor changes were made to the bill after the July mark-up in committee. This is the link to latest (Sept. 5, 2014) version of bill: