Contact Members of Congress
To ensure science agencies receive robust funding and federal policies are aligned behind securing faster medical and public health progress, your representatives in Congress need to hear from you. Click on the links and “Take Action” buttons below and follow the steps to contact your elected officials and encourage them to fight for robust support of science, fast-paced medical progress, and advances in public health!
Revitalize Research Funding and Provide Flexible Spending Caps
Members of Congress are working on two separate federal funding efforts: a fifth supplemental spending package and Fiscal Year 2021 funding bills. The supplemental is the right home for funding to replace the grant dollars absorbed by COVID-19-related research delays and reprogramming, while the FY21 appropriations process will determine the annual budget for NIH and all of our nation’s research agencies. Write your Members of Congress today to urge them to include funding to revitalize biomedical R&D in the next supplemental spending bill and to provide flexibility under the pre-COVID-19 budget caps to speed crucial medical and broad-scale scientific progress.
Support Emergency Funding
Make the case! As a research advocate, you know that any delay in restoring lost research funding and time in the lab will slow medical, health, and scientific progress. Ask your Members of Congress to be a champion for at least $26 billion in emergency funding to restart research stalled by COVID-19. If cost replacement resources aren’t in place when labs are able to re-open, patients will be left waiting even longer. Use this editable mail to remind Congress that research delays rob patients (and we are all patients) of desperately needed medical progress.
Share your support for boosted AHRQ Funding!
Click on the links below to send a tweet:
TY @SenBlumenthal for championing the funding @AHRQNews needs to fight #COVID19. #AHRQ is the frontline to ensure quality healthcare via research, strategy development, & data analysis. Patients & healthcare workers deserve the answers that AHRQ supplies: bit.ly/3f5qfRy
Thank you @RepDonBeyer for fighting for @AHRQNews in the next spending bill, so this lead healthcare agency can find solutions for #COVID19 healthcare challenges. Patients and healthcare workers need answers now: bit.ly/3f5qfRy
Q: @senatemajldr @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer @GOPLeader Is #COVID19 #telemedicine reaching everyone in the nation? We need answers to questions like these: bit.ly/3f5qfRy. Please fight for answers, patients, healthcare workers by funding @AHRQNews in the next spending bill.
sustain our nation’s federally funded research enterprise
Members of Congress are continuing their legislative efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” among their fellow members of the House of Representatives requesting that they sign onto a letter in support of $26 billion in COVID-19 relief to help sustain our nation’s federally funded research enterprise. You can read the "Dear Colleague" and letter text here. Urge your Representative to sign onto the letter and support funding for scientific and medical researchers!
Thank your members of congress for bipartisan action on covid-19
Members of Congress have been hard at work in recent weeks passing legislation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together in a bipartisan manner, Congress has passed (and the President has signed) three bills designed to bolster the response to the outbreak and address the serious and significant impacts of COVID-19 on Americans’ health and wellbeing, personal safety, and financial security. Take a moment to say thank you and urge them to keep working together to support efforts to save lives and stop the pandemic!