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 27, 2020 Page

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the U.S. House passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Here are some highlights of what is included in this legislation and shall be enacted in the coming days and weeks. Visit https://schakowsky.house.gov/coronavirus for updates on implementation and access to some of these provisions.

March 27, 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 Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the passage of the Bipartisan Families & Workers-First Coronavirus stimulus package. This is third package of legislation in as many weeks designed to address the current pandemic striking the nation and the world, providing resources and relief to our health care workers and facilities, and to the working people of our country.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

EVANSTON, IL – Today, on the 10th Anniversary of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, led 127 of her Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump calling on him to end the lawsuit that seeks to end the ACA.

March 14, 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 voting to pass the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

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.

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