Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Federal Lyme Bill Introduced

Blumenthal, Reed, Gillibrand, Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Combat Lyme Disease
Monday, July 18, 2011

(New Haven, CT) – Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined Lyme disease advocates and researchers at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven to announce the introduction of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act, a bill to combat the growing epidemic of Lyme disease in New England and across the country. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are original cosponsors of the legislation. Former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, the original author of the legislation, championed the issue during his tenure in the Senate.

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