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Tag: Department of Defense

Make a Difference for Lupus Research in 60 Seconds!

November 10, 2022 As you probably know, the LRA and our advocates were highly instrumental in creating the Department of Defense Lupus Research Program in 2017 and in increasing its budget over the years since.  We are working to increase LRP funding even more to $15 million – and this is the time to make […] Read More

$10 Million for Lupus Research Program Passed by House: Your Advocacy Works!

NEW YORK, NY. June 19, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Act, which allocates the Lupus Research Alliance advocate’s full request for $10 million — double the current budget — for the Lupus Research Program in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The […] 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

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

It’s Not Too Late to Advocate for Lupus Research!

March, 2020 Congress will be working on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for weeks to come, so you can still make your voice heard for lupus research.  If you haven’t already, please go online TODAY and use the automated tools of our Legislative Action Center to tell legislators what lupus research means to their constituents […] Read More

Lupus Research Program Announces 12 New Awardees

April 12, 2019 We are pleased to share that 12 new research grants were just awarded by the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million allocated by Congress will continue to support promising research to help improve lupus treatment. The response from researchers to this grant opportunity was tremendous — […] 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

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