Members of Congress
Express Concerns to Secretary for Health Leavitt
In response to requests from the CFIDS Association of America,
12 members of Congress signed on to an August 8, 2005 letter expressing
concern about federal programs for chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction
syndrome (CFIDS, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS). They asked
Secretary for Health Michael Leavitt to act on a set of
recommendations submitted a year ago by the Department of Health and Human
Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. The committee meets
next on September 12, 2005.
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) Rep.
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) Rep. Bernie Sanders (At
large-VT) Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) Rep. John McHugh (R-NY Rep. Tammy
Baldwin (D-WI) Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) Rep.
Michael McNulty (D-NY) Rep. Jan Shakowsky (D-IL)
The Association is working to secure a companion
letter from members of the U.S. Senate. Participants in the Association's
May 12, 2005 Lobby Day were instrumental in securing the support for this letter
and others that have been sent to Secretary Leavitt by individual members of
Congress. Learn more about this year's Lobby Day activities at http://www.cfids.org/cfidslink/2005/ld-june05.asp.
Thank you for participating in CFIDS advocacy!
McCleary President & CEO The CFIDS Association of