Introduce Yourself and Hematology to the New Congress
Members of the 116th Congress, including 91 new
Representatives and 9 new Senators, have been sworn into office and have
already begun conducting legislative business.
These newly elected officials – along with returning Senators and
Representatives – need to know what hematology is and how federal programs
impact research and patients.
ASH Legislative Victory! Thank Congress for Passing Sickle Cell Disease Legislation
Legislation with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) has successfully passed both chambers of Congress! For the past several years, ASH has met with congressional offices and called on members of the ASH Grassroots Network to take action in support of the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act (S. 2465). Because of your efforts and the work of ASH Grassroots Network advocates across the country, Congress is sending this important bill to the President to be signed into law.
On Public Health Thank You Day, Thank Congress for Supporting Public Health Funding
ASH is joining Rearch!America and other public health organizations to participate in Public Health Thank You Day to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect us from disease, injury, and other health threats. As part of the day, ASH encourages Grassroots Network members and hematologists across the country to thank Congress for supporting America’s public health programs
Thank Your Members of Congress for Their Commitment to NIH Funding in FY 2019
Over the past several months, ASH has met with congressional offices and called on members of the ASH Grassroots Network to take action in support of increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Because of your efforts and the work of medical research advocates across the country, Congress passed final fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations legislation in late September that included a $2 billion dollar increase to the NIH for a total funding level of $39.1 billion, a 5.4% funding boost over FY 2018 levels. President Trump signed the funding bill into law on September 28.