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As of 6-04-08- **110 CoSponsors!

H.R.741

Title: To provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.

Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 1/31/2007)

Related Bills: S.1708

Latest Major Action: 2/2/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

SUMMARY AS OF:
1/31/2007--Introduced.

Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2007 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee. Requires the Committee to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health regarding how officials can:

(1) ensure interagency coordination and communication and minimize overlap regarding efforts to address tick-borne diseases;

(2) identify opportunities to coordinate efforts with other federal agencies and private organizations addressing such diseases;

(3) ensure interagency coordination and communication with constituency groups;

(4) ensure that a broad spectrum of scientific viewpoints is represented in public heath policy decisions and that information disseminated to the public and physicians is balanced; and

(5) advise relevant federal agencies on priorities related to Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the appropriate federal officials, to provide for the coordination of all federal programs and activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including:

(1) developing sensitive and accurate diagnostic tools and tests,

(2) improving the efficient utilization of diagnostic testing currently available;

(3) accurately determining the prevalence of such diseases;

(4) evaluating the feasibility of creating a national uniform reporting system;

(5) providing and promoting access to a clearinghouse of information on such diseases;

(6) increasing public education related to such diseases;

(7) creating a physician education program;

(8) establishing epidemiological research objectives to determine the long term course of illness for Lyme disease; and

(9) determining the effectiveness of different treatment modalities by establishing treatment outcome objectives

ALL ACTIONS:

1/31/2007:
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2/2/2007:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

COSPONSORS(110), BY DATE

Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] - 1/31/2007
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 1/31/2007
Rep Gilchrest, Wayne T. [MD-1] - 1/31/2007
Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] - 1/31/2007
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 1/31/2007
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 1/31/2007
Rep Bean, Melissa L. [IL-8] - 1/31/2007
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 1/31/2007
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 1/31/2007
Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 1/31/2007
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 1/31/2007
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 1/31/2007
Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] - 1/31/2007
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 2/12/2007
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 2/12/2007
Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 2/12/2007
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 2/15/2007
Rep Ferguson, Mike [NJ-7] - 2/15/2007
Rep McNulty, Michael R. [NY-21] - 2/15/2007
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 2/28/2007
Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 2/28/2007
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 2/28/2007
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 2/28/2007
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 2/28/2007
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 3/1/2007
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 3/1/2007
Rep English, Phil [PA-3] - 3/7/2007
Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 3/7/2007
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 3/9/2007
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 3/9/2007
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 3/22/2007
Rep Drake, Thelma D. [VA-2] - 3/28/2007
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 4/17/2007
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 4/17/2007
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 4/17/2007
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 4/17/2007
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 4/17/2007
Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] - 4/17/2007
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 4/17/2007
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 4/17/2007
Rep Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [NY-29] - 4/17/2007
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 4/20/2007
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 4/20/2007
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] - 4/20/2007
Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] - 4/24/2007
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 4/24/2007
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 4/24/2007
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 4/24/2007
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 4/24/2007
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 4/25/2007
Rep Saxton, Jim [NJ-3] - 4/25/2007
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 4/25/2007
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 4/25/2007
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 4/25/2007
Rep Reynolds, Thomas M. [NY-26] - 4/25/2007
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 4/25/2007
Rep Fossella, Vito [NY-13] - 4/25/2007
Rep Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY-20] - 4/25/2007
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] - 4/25/2007
Rep Etheridge, Bob [NC-2] - 4/26/2007
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 4/26/2007
Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 4/26/2007
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 5/2/2007
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 5/2/2007
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 5/2/2007
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 5/2/2007
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 5/2/2007
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 5/2/2007
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 5/2/2007
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 5/2/2007
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] - 5/2/2007
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 5/2/2007
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 5/2/2007
Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 5/8/2007
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] - 5/8/2007
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 5/14/2007
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 5/15/2007
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 5/23/2007
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 5/24/2007
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 6/6/2007
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 6/7/2007
Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/8/2007
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 6/11/2007
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 6/19/2007
Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 6/25/2007
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] - 6/25/2007
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 7/17/2007
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] - 8/3/2007
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 9/7/2007
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] - 10/1/2007
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] - 10/2/2007
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 10/22/2007
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 10/22/2007
Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 11/5/2007
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] - 11/9/2007
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 11/14/2007

2008 Additions

Rep Weldon, Dave [FL-15] - 1/15/2008
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 3/11/2008
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 4/1/2008
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 4/8/2008
Rep Keller, Ric [FL-8] - 4/8/2008
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 4/9/2008
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 4/14/2008
Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 4/17/2008
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 4/23/2008
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 4/30/2008
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 5/8/2008
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 5/13/2008
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 6/4/2008
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] - 6/4/2008


Full Text of H.R. 741

(*cosponsors as of June 04 08)

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Updated 2-29-08 - Cosponsors = 14

S. 1708

Title: A bill to provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.

Sponsor: Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] (introduced 6/27/2007)

Related Bills: H.R.741

Latest Major Action: 6/27/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

SUMMARY AS OF:
6/27/2007--Introduced.

Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2007 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee. Requires the Committee to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health regarding how officials can:

(1) ensure interagency coordination and communication and minimize overlap regarding efforts to address tick-borne diseases;

(2) identify opportunities to coordinate efforts with other federal agencies and private organizations addressing such diseases;

(3) ensure interagency coordination and communication with constituency groups;

(4) ensure that a broad spectrum of scientific viewpoints is represented in public heath policy decisions and that information disseminated to the public and physicians is balanced; and

(5) advise relevant federal agencies on priorities related to Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the appropriate federal officials, to provide for the coordination of all federal programs and activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including:

(1) developing sensitive and accurate diagnostic tools and tests,

(2) improving the efficient utilization of diagnostic testing currently available;

(3) accurately determining the prevalence of such diseases;

(4) evaluating the feasibility of creating a national uniform reporting system;

(5) providing and promoting access to a clearinghouse of information on such diseases;

(6) increasing public education related to such diseases;

(7) creating a physician education program;

(8) establishing epidemiological research objectives to determine the long term course of illness for Lyme disease; and

(9) determining the effectiveness of different treatment modalities by establishing treatment outcome objectives

COSPONSORS(13), BY DATE:

Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] - 6/27/2007
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 6/27/2007
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 7/16/2007
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 7/20/2007
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 8/2/2007
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 9/18/2007
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 9/18/2007
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 10/4/2007
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 10/16/2007
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 12/3/2007
Sen Obama, Barack [IL] - 12/3/2007
Sen Webb, Jim [VA] - 12/3/2007
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 1/24/2008
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 2/7/2008


Full Text of S. 1708

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Visit the Lyme Disease Association's legislative page for helpful information about contacting your representatives. It gives examples of telephone calls or letters.

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/HR741/HR741.html

To find out who your state representatives are or write them directly about HR 741, visit:
http://www.house.gov/writerep/

To find out who your state Senators are to ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to S. 1708 visit: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

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pineapple, please add the date you posted this to your subject line since we have several DIFERENT POSTS about these as well as their HR and SENATE numbers on other ones.


to edit, click pencil icon to right, and then ad date to subject line. BIG THANKS!


i finally got IOWA'S TOM LATHAM to co-sign the HR bills come on IOWANS; GET THE OTHER 4 EOPLE TO SIGN ON..

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Thanks pinapple...

Add one more to the Senators list!!!

We just got word that Senator Ben Cardin (Maryland) signed on as a cosponsor!!!

Hot diggity dawgs!

Only ONE more legislator in Maryland to go!!! All 8 House members are cosponsors and one Senator is now.

If you want.. call Senator Barbara Mikulski's office.. the only hold out... and ask her to please sign on too!

1-202-224-4654

Thanks!

[Big Grin]

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HELLO Lymenetters....

Is YOUR state signed on as a cosponsor? Write or call them as soon as possible!

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pineapple, thanks for update and also showing the NEWEST ones signing on as a co\sponsor.


pineapple, are all YOUR state's house reps/senators signed on here too? [confused]

couldn't resist. as flip wilson would say, "the devil made me do that"! [lol] [Big Grin]

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UP for those that care.... [shake]
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Updated
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pineapple, big THANKS for updating both bills; i was going to look about them since we are gettng ALL PRESIDENTICAL CANDIDATES SWAMPING IOWA 24/7 !!


senate version has been signed by these candidates:

DODD, HILLARY CLINTON, AND OBAMA


house version ...NO candidates have co-sponsored!!


i did notice that finally iowa's tom latham R finally signed after me hounding him for 9 months.

come on IOWANS; get the other 4; BOSWELL co-signed 1st time; but not this time.


iowa senators grassley, chair finance committee, and sen. harkin, chair health committee, will NOT co-sponnnsor any bills due to their leadership role!

read where tincup and other marylanders got ALL their DC reps/senators signed!! good for them. [Wink]

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i was just checking, and bringing this up to top.

someone recommended RON PAUL;

i looked for his name in HR and Senate bills ... HE HAS NOT SIGNED ON AS CO-SPONSOR!~

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GREAT NEWS Pinapple!

Another Florida rep signed on!!!

Now there are 97 co-sponsors on the bill!!!

Good job!!! And thank you!!!

[Big Grin]

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fyi, I just sent Lou B a note asking him to make this a STICKY FEATURE at top ABOVE Jenifer's since Pineapple's has CURRENT info on both S 1708 and HR 741.

I'm sure he'll do asap due to health problems too. [Wink]

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I contacted my reps in MO. None of them were on the list of co-sponsors. So, now I will pray and persist. [Smile]

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I just wrote to both NJ Senators. I mistakenly thought they were listed as co-sponsors.

This is NOT good! [shake] [Mad]


my two cents to each Senator: (If anyone wants to copy & change personal details to suit their own situation, they are welcome to)
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It appears to me that you have not signed on as co-sponsor to the following bill:

S. 1708

Title: A bill to provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.

Sponsor: Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] (introduced 6/27/2007)

Related Bills: H.R.741


As Lyme & other Tick-borne diseases are a VERY serious problem in our state, I am wondering what your position is on this bill.

I personally am affected by Lyme, as are 5 out of 5 families on my Street. Two are known to be have been affected by Babesiosis, a rarely suspected co-infection in Middlesex County.

Through my research of these diseases, I have found that there is not nearly enough being done to understand them and properly disseminate information to local physicians. I believe that anything that addresses these issues would be greatly beneficial and long overdue.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I anxiously await your response.


Sincerely,

ME! [Mad]

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Senator Menendez - contact

Senator Lautenberg - contact

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Way to Go AliG!!

Look at the list for S. 1708 to see the result of your recent contacts!!

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I added Rep. Allen Boyd (FL) to the list.
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How many are needed from Senate and House?

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More updates: 4 added from FL, GA, MA, and TX to HR 741.
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CA added for a total of 103 cosponsors.

MAKE your call or email today!

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Note to AllG:

Senator Frank Lautenberg IS a co-sponsor of the S 1708 bill, as of
2/07/08, according to the list posted by Pineapple.

Also, to all New Jerseyans.... Senator MENENDEZ's name is spelled

"M E N E N D E Z.," just so you know: (NOT Melendez or Menedez).

(Just FYI...)

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now 104 CO-SPONSORS!!

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.00741:

i checked to see if any of the other 4 iowa house reps had SIGNED up as co-sponsors; NO, after many emails and my phone calls last friday! [cussing]

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An update >>>>> 106 cosponsors

Keep up the great work. See my list at the top of this thread.

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thanks pineapple!!
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Sen. Edward Kennedy has malignant brain tumor By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
4 minutes ago



A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures. "He remains in good spirits and full of energy," the doctors for the 76-year-old Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement.

They said tests conducted after the seizure showed a tumor in Kennedy's left parietal lobe. Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma, they said.

His treatment will be decided after more tests but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy.

Kennedy has been hospitalized in Boston since Saturday, when he was airlifted from Cape Cod after a seizure at his home.

"He has had no further seizures, remains in good overall condition, and is up and walking around the hospital," said the statement by Dr. Lee Schwamm, vice chairman of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Larry Ronan, Kennedy's primary care physician.

They said Kennedy will remain in the hospital "for the next couple of days according to routine protocol."

Kennedy's wife and children have been with him each day since he was hospitalized. Senator Kennedy's son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., plans to stay at the hospital for the time being.

"Obviously it's tough news for any son to hear," said spokeswoman Robin Costello. "He's comforted by the fact that his dad is such a fighter, and if anyone can get through something as challenging as this, it would be his father. So he's optimistic, he's hopeful, but obviously he's concerned."

President Bush was notified by his staff of Kennedy's diagnosis at 1:20 p.m.

"He said he was deeply saddened and would keep Senator Kennedy in his prayers," spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Malignant gliomas are a type of brain cancer diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year -- and the most common type among adults. It's an initial diagnosis: How well patients fare depends on what specific tumor type is determined by further testing.

Average survival can range from less than a year for very advanced and aggressive types -- such as glioblastomas -- or to about five years for different types that are slower growing.

News of the diagnosis hit hard for colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

"I'm really sad," former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., said when told in a Senate hallway about Kennedy's condition. "He's the one politician who brings tears to my eyes when he speaks."

"I am so deeply saddened I have lost the words," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said in a Senate hallway. Warner said he and Kennedy had been friends for 40 years. Both served on the Senate Armed Services Committee together.

Kennedy, the second-longest serving member of the Senate and a dominant figure in national Democratic Party politics, was elected in 1962, filling out the term won by his brother, John F. Kennedy.

His eldest brother, Joseph, was killed in a World War II airplane crash. President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 and his brother Robert was assassinated in 1968.

Kennedy is active for his age, maintaining an aggressive schedule on Capitol Hill and across Massachusetts. He has made several campaign appearances for Sen. Barack Obama in February, and most recently last month.

Kennedy, the senior senator from Massachusetts and the Senate's second-longest serving member, was re-elected in 2006 and is not up for election again until 2012.

Were he to resign or die in office, state law requires a special election for the seat no sooner than 145 days and no later than 160 days after the vacancy occurs.

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AP reporter Lauran Neergaard in Washington contributed to this report.

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quote:
Originally posted by TickSick:
Note to AllG:

Senator Frank Lautenberg IS a co-sponsor of the S 1708 bill, as of
2/07/08, according to the list posted by Pineapple.


Thanks for the FYI.

His sponsorship status had not been updated when I wrote to him (please note the edit date of 2/29/08, which was to add the 14th co-sponsor).

It was obviously NOT my letter that helped his decision. Oh well, at least I was trying.

Though my efforts were well-intentioned, based on the information available to me at the time, it is obvious that others who had taken action before me are due the credit for his signing on.

Now I think we "New Jerseyans" need to focus some more attention on getting Menendez to sign on.

TickSick, have you written to/called Menendez yet, assuming you are from NJ, as well?

I am going to write again & make some calls.

I already have my HR, but have been working Rep.Pallone, subcommittee Chairman.

BTW-
Thanks for the spell-check reminder, it would have been REALLY embarrassing [Embarrassed] if I had been misspelling it in my letters.

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Looks like some newer additions:

HR

Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 6/17/2008
Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] - 7/9/2008
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 9/16/2008
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 9/16/2008


Senate

Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 6/18/2008

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Congrats CA, you added a Representative!!! [woohoo]

Rep McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [CA-25] - 9/27/2008


Post-election, from what I can see:

The only Senator we've lost was Obama.
Hopefully his new position will work to our advantage.


The following supportive Representatives have been ousted:

(CT) Shays
(FL) Keller
(NY) Kuhl
(PA) English
(VA) Drake
(VA) Goode

Our buddy (NOT) Pallone is still on his throne. [Frown]


Newly-elected Senators that I guess will need to be informed:

(AL) Bright
(AL) Griffith
(AZ) Kirkpatrick
(DE) ? (Biden won)
(ID) Risch
(NH) Shaheen
(NM) Udall
(NC) Hagan
(VA) Warner


Newly-elected Representatives:

(CA) McClintock
(CA) Hunter
(CO) Polis
(CO) Markey
(CO) Coffman
(CT) Himes
(FL) Grayson
(FL) Posey
(FL) Rooney
(FL) Kosmas
(ID) Minnick
(IL) Halvorson
(IL) Schock
(KS) Jenkins
(KY) Guthrie
(LA) Cassidy
(ME) Pingree
(MD) Kratovil
(MI) Schauer
(MI) Peters
(MN) Paulsen
(MS) Harper
(MO) Luetkenmeyer
(NV) Titus
(NJ) Adler
(NJ) Lance
(NM) Heinrich
(NM) Teague
(NM) Lujan
(NY) McMahon
(NY) Tonko
(NY) Maffei
(NY) Lee
(NY) Massa
(NC) Kissel
(OH) Driehaus
(OH) Austria
(OH) Fudge
(OH) Stivers
(OH) Boccieri
(OR) Schrader
(PA) Dahlkemper
(PA) Thompson
(TN) Roe
(TX) Olson
(UT) Chaffetz
(VA) Nye
(VA) Perriello
(VA) Connolly
(WY) Lummis


We'd better get busy again to spread the word!!! [Roll Eyes]

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Pineapple,

I am currently writing to Sr. Lautenberg, a NJ rep. and was copying your sample letter dated 4/2/08 from the LDA in my email, and also in regular mail.

Would this be a good one to use??? i dont want to send the wrong thing.

Please HELP. Want to become active against lyme. Thanks.

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