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Kathy Bates leads advocacy call with Rep. Ted Lieu (CA)

Kathy Bates leads advocacy call with Rep. Ted Lieu (CA)

photo: Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) and Kathy Bates at LE&RN Lobby Days 2019

LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates led a call to Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) on Thursday, August 13, 2020, along with LE&RN's DC staff and CEO. We thank Rep. Lieu for championing language in the FY2021 House Appropriations Bill that would provide the CDC with $3M in competitive chronic disease education grants. Thanks to Rep. Lieu, the bill specifically states this funding is meant for "a variety of chronic diseases, such as lymphatic diseases."

Rep. Lieu is also a leader in the effort to establish a National Lymphatic Commission to study the need for lymphatic research at the NIH.

Take part in LE&RN'S advocacy by participating in National Action Week, August 17-21.