Breaking News! US House Actions on Lyme & TBD: July 9, 1 Passed & 1 Blocked

July 10, 2019

Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ-04) has been pushing for funding and recognition for Lyme and tick-borne diseases for 27 years. On July 9, 2019 Mr. Smith testified before the Committee on Rules and introduced two amendments relating to Lyme and tick-borne diseases to the Defense authorization bill (National Defense Appropriations Act), which will be voted on by the House later this week. More Here.


If your legislator blocked Christopher Smith's Amendment #322 that directs the Secretary of Defense to work with the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases infecting members of the Armed Forces and civilians, contact him/her and tell them it is unacceptable!

To find the legislators listed below you can go to THIS SITE and check under the state's name. This site has a link to the legislator's website, a phone number and email information.

No (Blocked)

Jim McGovern (D-2-MA) Chair

Norma Torres (D-35-CA)

Ed Perlmutter (D-7-CO)

Jamie Raskin (D-8_MD)

Mary Gay Scanlon (D-5-PA)

Joseph Morelle (D-25-NY)

Donna Shalala (D-27-FL)

Mark DeSaulnier (D-11-CA)

If you want to contact these members below to thank them, that's nice too.

Yes to pass

Tom Cole (R-4-OK) Ranking Member

Rob Woodall (R-7-GA)

Michael C. Burgess (R-26-TX)

Debbie Lesko (R-8-AZ)

Last Update- July 2019

Lucy Barnes