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.

 

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March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Aging Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, calling on the agency to protect the w

March 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, U.S.

March 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, was joined by Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and several advocates from the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition to call on the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect public health and take steps to ensure that any 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or treatment developed with the help of taxpayer-funded research is affordable and acces

March 6, 2020 Video

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, was joined by Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and several advocates to call on the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect public health and take steps to ensure that any 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or treatment developed with the help of taxpayer-funded research is affordable and accessible to all Americans.

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