The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2018 bill, S. 1771, provides the National Library of Medicine (NLM) with $420,898,000.
- During the spring Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force meeting, the task force recommended funding of at least $412 million for NLM.
- MLA and AAHSL also recommended this funding level for NLM in their May 22nd statement to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies,
If your Senator is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, please thank them for their support.
Pages 93 and 94 of Senate Committee Report 115-150 “encourage the National Library of Medicine, in coordination with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to update its terminology in line with new research to more accurately reflect the long-term effects of chronic Lyme disease.”