Congressman Adam Schiff, a champion for the sleep disorders community, is leading a congressional sign on letter asking the Appropriations Committee to include recommendations that encourage additional research and public health activities focused on sleep disorders. (Each year, Congress crafts annuals spending bills that provide federal funding for medical research including sleep disorders research. While Congress does not “earmark” specific dollar amounts for research portfolios, legislators can include committee recommendations that encourage research in a specific area.)
Our Big Moment & Quick Deadline
The more House Representatives signed onto the letter, the more likely the sleep-specific recommendations will be included. Your House Representatives will only join if YOU (their constituent) contact them, and their deadline is Tuesday, March 26th. Thus, reaching out today is imperative to start the process.