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Contact Your Representative and/or Senator Regarding NIH Funding
June 25, 1997

If your U.S. Representative or one of your U.S. Senators is a member of the House Appropriations or Senate Appropriations Committee, you need to respond to this JDF Legislative Alert immediately. If your Representative/Senator is not a member of one of these Committees, you do not need to respond today. However, keep checking back to this site for future Alerts.


The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education is scheduled to mark-up their version of the Fiscal Year 1998 Labor, HHS and Education appropriations bill, which provides funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), on July 8th. The corresponding Senate Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up their version of the bill sometime in mid to late July. Following each respective Subcommittees' mark-up, the bill is expected to be immediately marked-up by the full House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

This means it is critical for you to contact your Representative and/or Senator, who sits on the House or Senate Appropriations Committee, by July 7th, urging them to appropriate, at a minimum:

Some points to include in your letter:

Letters for Senators should be sent to:

The Honorable (Senator's Full Name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator (Senator's Last Name):

Letters for Representatives should be sent to:

The Honorable (Representative's Full Name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (Representative's Last Name):

In addition, please send a blind copy of all correspondence to:

JDF Government Relations
1400 I Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Fax: (202) 371-2760 or e-mail your letter to:

If you have any questions related to this alert, please contact Eric Schutt at or at 1-800-JDF-1VOTE.


House and Senate Members of Appropriations Committees
By Party, State and District
Democrat Republican
Dale Bumpers-AR
Barbara Boxer-CA
Tom Harkin-IA
Barbara A. Mikulski-MD
Byron L. Dorgan-ND
Frank R. Lautenberg-NJ
Harry Reid-NV
Ernest F. Hollings-SC
Patrick J. Leahy-VT
Patty Murray-WA
Herbert H. Kohl-WI
Robert C. Byrd-WV
Ted Stevens-AK
Richard C. Shelby-AL
Ben Nighthorse Campbell-CO
Larry Craig-ID
Mitch McConnell-KY
Christopher S. Bond-MO
Thad Cochran-MS
Conrad Burns-MT
Lauch Faircloth-NC
Judd Gregg-NH
Pete V. Domenici-NM
Arlen Specter-PA
Kay Bailey Hutchison-TX
Robert F. Bennett-UT
Slade Gorton-WA
Democrat Republican
Ed Pastor-AZ02
Vic Fazio-CA03
Nancy Pelosi-CA08
Julian C. Dixon-CA32
Esteban Edward Torres-CA34
David E. Skaggs-CO02
Rosa DeLauro-CT03
Carrie Meek-FL17
Sidney R. Yates-IL09
Peter J. Visclosky-IN01
John Olver-MA01
Steny H. Hoyer-MD05
Martin Olav Sabo-MN05
David E. Price-NC04
W.G. Hefner-NC08
Jose Serrano-NY16
Nita M. Lowey-NY18
Marcy Kaptur-OH09
Louis Stokes-OH11
Thomas M. Foglietta-PA01
John P. Murtha-PA12
Chet Edwards-TX11
James P. Moran-VA08
Norman D. Dicks-WA06
David R. Obey-WI07
Alan B. Mollohan-WV01
Sonny Callahan-AL01
Robert Aderholt-AL04
Jay Dickey-AR04
Jim Kolbe-AZ05
Jerry Lewis-CA40
Ron Packard-CA48
Randy Cunningham-CA51
C.W. Young-FL10
Dan Miller-FL13
Jack Kingston-GA01
Tom Latham-IA05
John Edward Porter-IL10
Todd Tiahrt-KS04
Anne Meagher Northup-KY03
Harold Rogers-KY05
Bob Livingston-LA01
Joseph Knollenberg-MI11
Roger F. Wicker-MS01
Mike Parker-MS04
Charles H. Taylor-NC11
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen-NJ11
Joe Skeen-NM02
Michael P. Forbes-NY01
James T. Walsh-NY25
David L. Hobson-OH07
Ralph Regula-OH16
Ernest Istook-OK05
Joseph M. McDade-PA10
Zachary P. Wamp-TN03
Tom DeLay-TX22
Henry Bonilla-TX23
Frank R. Wolf-VA10
George R. Nethercutt Jr.-WA05
Mark Neumann-WI01
Representatives without published e-mail addresses might still be able to receive e-mail. Visit Write Your Representative to look-up your representative based on your ZIP code.

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