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[IP] Victory for Diabetes Research and Programs

I e-mailed President Bush concering this matter.  For those of you
interested in contacting him through e-mail here is the address:


White House E-Mail Addresses



Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:00:14 -0800
From: Kenneth Bernstein <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Please call our President

Fellow diabetics,

Please take the time to read this very important post regarding research
type 1 diabetes.  Please call our President and let him know how
this bill is.

I know, as government funding helped me become insulin independent from
islet cell transplants.

Ken Bernstein

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.
Dear Advocate,

The U.S. Congress delivered a huge victory to diabetes advocates by
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
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
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
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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