Diseases and Medical Research

I am a strong supporter of medical research.   Chronic diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease affect 1 out of every 2 adults and kill nearly 2 million Americans every year.   Funding through the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Defense provides the possibility of medical breakthroughs in the detection, treatment and ultimately cures for diseases that are creating so many hardships for individuals and families – and that cost our nation enormously in high medical costs and lost productivity. 

I have joined with my colleagues to urge that we provide at least $32 billion in funding for NIH in FY2013, which will give us the opportunity to continue research into diseases from Alzheimers and AIDS to vision care and women’s health.

 

More on Diseases and Medical Research

July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18)  introduced a resolution, H.Res. 1004, to designate today, July 22, 2020, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.” Glioblastoma is the most aggressive, difficult to treat and deadly brain tumor that results in the death of 10,000 Americans every year.

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July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, released the following statement after questioning five pharmaceutical manufacturers that the Trump Administration has selected to participate in Operation Warp Speed—AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna, and Pfizer—at today’s Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

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