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TOUCHED BY LYME: House approves increased funding for Lyme disease

The House of Representatives approved a minibus package of spending bills on Friday, including 20 million dollars for Lyme research and prevention for the fiscal year of 2021, a 43% increase over this year, representing nearly half of the 42 million dollars allocated by the bill to combat vector-borne illnesses overall. The bill will likely not be taken up by the Senate until after the election, but this is still a good day for Lyme patients. 

Project Lyme is a charter member of Center For Lyme Action, the Advocacy group that was behind this effort.