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[IP] Please call our President
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- Subject: [IP] Please call our President
- From: Kenneth Bernstein <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:00:14 -0800
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Please take the time to read this very important post regarding research for
type 1 diabetes. Please call our President and let him know how important
this bill is.
I know, as government funding helped me become insulin independent from two
islet cell transplants.
Subject: Victory for Diabetes Research and Programs
American Diabetes Association
Advocacy E-News, November 22, 2002
THIS WEEK'S CALL TO ACTION: Call President Bush. Urge him to sign H.R.
The U.S. Congress delivered a huge victory to diabetes advocates by passing
a bill that provides $1.5 billion for diabetes research and programs over
the next 5 years.
The legislation, H.R. 5738, provides additional funding for the Special
Diabetes Program, which is comprised of two components: Type 1 research at
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and diabetes prevention and
treatment programs for American Indians through the Indian Health Service
(IHS). Set to expire next year, the Special Diabetes Program has now been
extended through 2008. Furthermore, funding for each component was expanded
from $100 million annually to $150 million annually.
The final step is for President Bush sign the bill. Please call the White
House at (202) 456-1111. Tell President Bush:
* Please sign H.R. 5738, which provides important funding for diabetes
research and programs.
H.R. 5738 passed both the House and Senate unanimously, so the Association
would like to thank all Senators and Representatives for their support.
Specifically, the following Senators and Representatives should be
recognized for their leadership on this issue:
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
Senator John Breaux (D-LA)
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD)
Representative Diana DeGette (D-01-CO)
Representative Dennis Hastert (R-14-IL)
Representative J.D. Hayworth (R-06-AZ)
Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)
Representative George Nethercutt (R-05-WA)
Representative John Shimkus (R-20-IL)
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