Cong. Smith Unveils Lyme Disease Bill
Legislation would create national advisory committee
Washington, Jul 18 -
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) today announced the introduction of a bill he wrote to combat Lyme disease.
Smith is the sponsor of the measure, H.R. 2557, which would support federal efforts concerning Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee. Smith co-chairs the House Lyme Disease Caucus, along with Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Tim Holden (D-PA), who are both cosponsors of the bill.
?It seems everywhere I go, someone comes up to me to talk about how Lyme disease has severely impacted their lives or someone they know,? said Smith. ?Lyme is a very prevalent disease in the U.S. today. This legislation provides a comprehensive, nationwide effort to step up the fight against this disease. My state of New Jersey is particularly hard hit.?
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