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Tag: Congressional Lupus Caucus

Lupus Research Alliance Mourns the Loss of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

January 2, 2024 The national lupus community lost a passionate advocate with the passing of former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). As many have shared, Congresswoman Johnson was a woman of significant “firsts” – first Black head psychiatric nurse at the Dallas VA hospital, first nurse elected to Congress, first African American and first woman […] Read More

2018 Omnibus Budget Passed March 23 Grants Lupus Advocates’ Requests

March 23, 2018 The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 that passed today includes key provisions the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates have worked for all year. Lupus advocates, participating just days before for our annual March Capitol Hill Day, had requested program funding for 2019 and had asked legislators to also finish […] Read More

Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Supported in New Bill

June 13, 2018 Our advocates knocked on Capitol doors in March with requests to robustly fund the Lupus Research Program first established last year within the Defense Department’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. And our nation’s legislators listened! As a result of advocacy by lupus patients, organizations like the Lupus Research Alliance and supportive Members […] Read More

President Signs Bill that Advances Lupus Research and Care

May 5, 2017. NEW YORK, NY. A bipartisan spending bill for Fiscal 2017 that includes key provisions the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates across the country have fought for was signed into law today. The bill establishes for the first time an annual $5 million lupus medical research program at the Department of Defense […] Read More

Thank You Congress for Hearing Our Lupus Advocates!

March 28, 2019 Thank you to the Congressional Lupus Caucus Co-chairs for leading, and to all the Representatives who signed on to a letter  to the House Appropriations Committee asking for increased funding to support critically important lupus research programs in FY 2020. Kudos to our advocates who urged legislators online and in person to […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Advocates Win Big with 2019 Federal Funding

NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 28 – Congratulations go out to the Lupus Research Alliance advocates! The 2019 spending bill was signed into law today, granting the two requests Lupus Research Alliance advocates made to legislators on “Capitol Hill Day” in March 2018. Approved by Congress earlier in the week, the bill provides $5 million for […] Read More

Congratulations to Our Lupus Advocates

Your Hard Work is Working for Lupus Research Millions in funding specifically for lupus research – championed throughout the year by the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates nationwide — were allocated in the budget passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee! The appropriations bill provides an additional $5 million for the […] Read More
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