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JDF Legislative Alert: Status of NIH Funding
May 23, 1996

Call or Write Your Representative Regarding NIH Funding

Status of NIH Funding

The Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 budget resolutions were approved by both the House and Senate Budget Committees on May 9th. Both versions freeze the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding at the FY 1996 level through the year 2002. While this is clearly not a satisfactory result, it is important to remember that the assumptions used by the Budget Committees are not binding on the Appropriations Committees. In addition, we are starting off in a much better position than last year.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education is expected to begin working on the FY 97 Appropriations bill on June 6th. If your Representative sits on the House Appropriations Committee (below, is a list of Members who sit on the House Appropriations Committee), it is critical that you contact him/her by June 5th, urging them to appropriate, at a minimum, an:

Some points to include in your letter:

When writing to your Representative it is proper to address them as:

The Honorable John Doe
U.S. House of Representatives
Room Number from below begining with CHOB, LHOB, or RHOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Doe:
or Congressman/Woman Doe:

Sincerely yours,

When writing to the Chair of a Committee it is proper to address them as:

Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman:

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact Eric Schutt in the JDF Government Relations Department at or 1 (800) JDF-1VOTE.

House Appropriations Committee Members listed by State and District

Name                     State     District  Address
Callahan, Sonny          AL           1      RHOB 2418
Bevill, Tom              AL           4      RHOB 2302
Kolbe, Jim               AZ           5      CHOB 205
Thornton, Ray            AR           2      LHOB 1214
Dickey, Jay              AR           4      CHOB 230
Riggs, Frank D.          CA           1      LHOB 1714
Fazio, Vic               CA           3      RHOB 2113
Pelosi, Nancy            CA           8      RHOB 2457
Dixon, Julian C.         CA          32      RHOB 2252
Torres, Esteban Edward   CA          34      RHOB 2368
Lewis, Jerry             CA          40      RHOB 2112
Packard, Ron             CA          48      RHOB 2162
Skaggs, David E.         CO           2      LHOB 1124
Young, C.W.              FL          10      RHOB 2407
Miller, Dan              FL          13      CHOB 117
Kingston, Jack           GA           1      LHOB 1507
Yates, Sidney R.         IL           9      RHOB 2109
Porter, John Edward      IL          10      RHOB 2373
Durbin, Richard J.       IL          20      RHOB 2463
Visclosky, Peter J.      IN           1      RHOB 2464
Myers, John T.           IN           7      RHOB 2372
Lightfoot, Jim           IA           3      RHOB 2161
Rogers, Harold           KY           5      RHOB 2468
Livingston, Bob          LA           1      RHOB 2406
Hoyer, Steny H.          MD           5      LHOB 1705
Knollenberg, Joseph      MI          11      LHOB 1221
Sabo, Martin Olav        MN           5      RHOB 2336
Wicker, Roger F.         MS           1      CHOB 206
Parker, Mike             MS           4      RHOB 2445
Vucanovich, Barbara F.   NV           2      RHOB 2202
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. NJ          11      CHOB 514
Skeen, Joe               NM           2      RHOB 2367
Forbes, Michael P.       NY           1      CHOB 502
Serrano, Jose            NY          16      RHOB 2342
Lowey, Nita M.           NY          18      RHOB 2421
Walsh, James T.          NY          25      LHOB 1330
Hefner, W.G.             NC           8      RHOB 2470
Taylor, Charles H.       NC          11      CHOB 231
Hobson, David L.         OH           7      LHOB 1514
Kaptur, Marcy            OH           9      RHOB 2104
Stokes, Louis            OH          11      RHOB 2365
Regula, Ralph            OH          16      RHOB 2309
Istook, Ernest           OK           5      CHOB 119
Bunn, Jim                OR           5      LHOB 1517
Foglietta, Thomas M.     PA           1      CHOB 341
McDade, Joseph M.        PA          10      RHOB 2107
Murtha, John P.          PA          12      RHOB 2423
Chapman, Jim             TX           1      RHOB 2417
Wilson, Charles          TX           2      RHOB 2256
Coleman, Ronald D.       TX          16      RHOB 2312
DeLay, Tom               TX          22      CHOB 203
Bonilla, Henry           TX          23      LHOB 1427
Wolf, Frank R.           VA          10      CHOB 241
Nethercutt, George R.    WA           5      LHOB 1527
Dicks, Norman D.         WA           6      RHOB 2467
Mollohan, Alan B.        WV           1      RHOB 2427
Neumann, Mark            WI           1      LHOB 1725
Obey, David R.           WI           7      RHOB 2462

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