North Country Now
July 28, 2016
Rep. Stefanik vote helps pass bill to address widespread Lyme disease in North Country
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, says the Tick-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2015, which she voted in favor of, helps to address widespread Lyme disease in the North Country.
A recent campaign event focused on Stefanik’s efforts to combat the harmful effects of Lyme disease on families across her district. She says she has made fighting this harmful disease a “priority.”
At the event, Stefanik was joined by a host of leading elected officials and top experts, each of whom she praised for being key partners in promoting greater awareness of the disease, and in helping to pass legislation to fight the disease.
“When I visit with families across the North Country, too often they tell me about the devastating effects that Lyme disease is having on someone they know,” said Stefanik.
Among the list of legislative results Stefanik cited was her partnership to introduce H.R. 789, the Tick-Borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act of 2015.
This legislation requires the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct research on Lyme and other tick borne diseases, and establishes an interagency working group that reviews the research and provides recommendations.