54 Members of Congress Co-Sign Bipartisan Sleep Letter

On April 26, 2021, an unprecedented 54 U.S. Representatives signed onto a bipartisan letter in support of critical sleep health and sleep disorders research and awareness.

Fifty-four co-signers is considered a HUGE success by Congressional appropriations letter standards. This is also record-setting, as we had 31 co-signers in 2019 and 41 co-signers in 2020, and goes a long way to advance the sleep community’s medical research and public awareness efforts.

Your Unstoppable Momentum

This was, by far, our largest grassroots advocacy effort to date. Multiple sleep advocacy organizations and professional societies activated their communities, leading to over 500 individuals across the country reaching out to their U.S. Representatives.  As a result, we raised awareness on Capitol Hill like never before and built a critical mass of legislative champions all thanks to your outreach.

Meet the 54 Co-Signers

Please join us in thanking the bipartisan group of 54 Representatives who joined the letter including:

  • Congressman Adam B. Schiff of CA-28
  • Congressman Jake Auchincloss of MA-4
  • Congresswoman Cindy Axne of IA-3
  • Congressman Don Bacon of NE-2
  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of DE
  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley of CA-26
  • Congressman Sean Casten of IL-6
  • Congressman David N. Cicilline of RI-1
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II of MO-5
  • Congressman Gerald E. Connolly of VA-11
  • Congresswoman Angie Craig of MN-2
  • Congresswoman Sharice L. Davids of KS-3
  • Congressman Danny K. Davis of IL-7
  • Congresswoman Madeleine Dean of PA-4
  • Congressman Peter A. DeFazio of OR-4
  • Congresswoman Diana DeGette of CO-1
  • Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo of CA-18
  • Congressman Dwight Evans of PA-3
  • Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick of PA-1
  • Congressman Bill Foster of IL-11
  • Congressman Jared Golden of ME-2
  • Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of TX-15
  • Congressman James Himes of CT-4
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of TX-18
  • Congressman Mondaire Jones of NY-17
  • Congressman Andy Kim of NJ-3
  • Congressman Ron Kind of WI-3
  • Congressman Mike Levin of CA-49
  • Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of CA-19
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch of MA-8
  • Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of NY-18
  • Congressman James P. McGovern of MA-2
  • Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. of WV-1
  • Congressman Gregory W. Meeks of NY-5
  • Congresswoman Carol Miller of WV-3
  • Congressman Richard Neal of MA-1
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Homes Norton of DC
  • Congressman Jimmy Panetta of CA-20
  • Congressman Bill Posey of FL-8
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin of MD-8
  • Congressman Bobby L. Rush of IL-1
  • Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon of PA-5
  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of IL-9
  • Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of NJ-11
  • Congressman Albio Sires of NJ-8
  • Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of MI-8
  • Congressman Christopher H. Smith of NJ-4
  • Congressman Steve Stivers of OH-15
  • Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland of WA-10
  • Congressman Tom Suozzi of NY-3
  • Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez of NY-7
  • Congressman Peter Welch of VT
  • Congresswoman Nikema Williams of GA-5
  • CongressmanJohn Yarmuth of KY-3

What If Your Representative Didn’t Sign On?

If your Representative did not sign on, it does NOT mean they didn’t support your request. Importantly, some may have put in the requests using a confidential process rather than this public process (which is their prerogative and still advances our cause). Similarly, some of your Representatives serve on the subcommittee that the letter is addressed to, so they prefer not to be both a sender and receiver. Securing 54 co-signers is a huge win that took every advocate’s efforts.

Thank You!

Special thanks to Congressman Adam Schiff and his office for championing this letter, especially Heather who organized all the co-signers. Thanks to all the Congressional Offices who responded to their constituents’ requests and signed on.

Thank you for sharing your story and for making your voice heard! Likewise, thank you to the other sleep advocacy organizations who took action. For today, we hope you take great pride in what we accomplished together by reading and sharing this year’s final official letter.

We will keep you updated on the letter’s impact and share additional advocacy opportunities throughout the year. To be the first to hear about future action alerts, sign up for e-updates.

Thank you for your support!

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