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  • CDC Adds New Toolkit to Resources for Tick-Borne Related Diseases
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of a brand new tick-borne related illness toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new toolkit addresses Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and adds to the CDC’s available resources for various tick-borne related illnesses. The emerging focus on tick-borne related illnesses comes following a May 2018 Vital Signs report from the CDC that showed disease cases from ticks more than doubled be... Read more

  • Faso Engages in Effort to Elevate Tick-Borne Related Illnesses in Health and Human Services Department Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) in putting forth new legislation to establish a national strategy for Lyme disease and to strengthen treatment and prevention of Lyme. “This bill is about turning the tide on a disease that has truly taken its toll on Upstate New York and other vulnerable regions across the nation,” said Faso. “Lyme Disease is spreading, and it is more important than ever that the federal g... Read more

  • Faso, Courtney Introduce Resolution that would Mark May as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced H.Res. 887, a House resolution to make the month of May National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The month of May is considered Lyme Disease Awareness Month at the local and state level in many areas across the country. Lyme Disease is a rapidly growing epidemic that is found in half of all U.S. counties and about eighty countries worldwide. It is estimated that there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease... Read more

  • Faso Nominees Named to Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Kinderhook, NY - Today, Congressman John Faso (NY-19) announced that Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., a resident of Hyde Park in Dutchess County, and Ms. Patricia V. Smith were named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Congressman Faso had recommended these individuals as experts to be included on the working group in February 2017 to the HHS Secretary. “As the rate of tick-borne related illnesses continues to grow, we must improve the feder... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Awareness and Research Funding to Combat Lyme Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Lyme Disease is a scourge that Upstate families know all too well. This debilitating disease stays with its victims for years, and results in immense emotional and financial hardship. Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses are growing rapidly, and it is critically important that as a society we do what we can to educate the public on this epidemic so our communities and families can take the necessary steps to comprehensively address this issue. The Lyme Disease Research Stamp Act is important because it will help raise awareness and money to support comprehensive research efforts to combat and prevent these devastating diseases.” Read more

  • Faso and Bipartisan Coalition Lay Out Lyme Disease Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Upstate individuals and families are unfortunately very familiar with the perils of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. This is why I have made it a priority in Congress to advance efforts to improve research and awareness to ultimately prevent future cases and mitigate the harmful effects of the disease. There is concern, however, that it can be difficult to enumerate the progress we are making through some of these efforts. The letter sent by myself and my colleagues outlines specific objectives and indicators to track our progress, and make informed decisions when considering funding for certain programs in the CDC.” Read more

  • Rep. Faso Achieves Legislative Victories for Constituents in Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Debt and Deficits, Education, Environment, Immigration, Transportation, Lyme Disease

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced programs that will greatly benefit from the recent bipartisan agreement that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. “This bipartisan agreement avoids a government shutdown and includes an array of legislative victories for the 19th District,” said Congressman Faso. Bolsters Funds to Provide Raises to Members of Our Armed Forces The bill includes a defense increase of $19.9 billion when compared to 2... Read more

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