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Congress Passes Budget With $10M for Lupus Research Program

March 24, 2024 Congress and passed and President Biden signed the 2024 spending bills, which include priorities that you, our advocates requested last March.  The Defense Appropriations bill includes $10 million for the Lupus Research Program within the Department of Defense.  And the Agriculture-FDA bill includes a provision expressing support for FDA’s engagement with industry […] Read More

Virtual Advocate for Lupus

        Join Us on the Hill March 20 as a Virtual Advocate for Lupus! Congress will be seeing purple next week when advocates representing the Lupus Research Alliance visit them Tuesday March 20 to convey why we need more funds for lupus research. We are proud to continue our March Hill Day […] Read More

You Spoke and Congress Acted

March 15, 2022 Each year, Congress must allocate funds for the following year’s budget, and every year, we lead the advocacy effort for the additional funding needed for lupus research to produce better treatments and eliminate racial disparities in healthcare. Last March lupus advocates joined the LRA to submit formal Congressional Asks for Fiscal Year […] Read More

House Approves $10 Million for Lupus Research Funding!

July 31, 2020 In early July we alerted you that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Defense Appropriations Bill was publicly announced with $10 million appropriated for the Lupus Research Program at the Department of Defense. We are thrilled to announce that the House of Representatives today passed this Bill! The many, many phone calls and […] Read More

Congress Set to Double Funds for Lupus Research Thanks to LRA Advocates

December 16, 2019 Lupus Research Alliance advocates have good reason to pat themselves on the back today! The 2020 Defense Appropriations Act, on which Congress will vote in the coming days, would provide exactly what in-person and virtual advocates requested during “The Lupus Research Alliance 15th Annual Advocate for Lupus Research Hill Day” in March.  […] Read More
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