Congress Considers Increasing Funding for Lyme Research and Education Bills would bump up CDC budget, expand services to children, and create a new stamp.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

New legislation has been passed regarding Lyme disease

W hen the U.S. House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related funding bill in July, the measure included two amendments to increase federal funding for Lyme disease.

The first amendment increased the CDC’s Lyme budget by 50% from $16 million in fiscal year 2021 to $24 million in fiscal year 2022. The second one gave $5 million in new funding for the LymeX Innovation Accelerator program—a public/private partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation. The matter now awaits action in the Senate.

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