2019 Congressional Champions of ME/CFS

The following is a list of our Congressional Champions who supported ME Research and Funding. In order to increase funding for ME/CFS research and education, we had TWO appropriations request letters: DEFENSE & LABOR-HHS.

Labor-HHS Appropriations:

  1. Preserved $5.4 million for 2020 to fund the Multi-site Clinical Assessment of ME/CFS (which recently expanded into pediatric study) and continued online medical education efforts for medical professionals.

Defense Appropriations: 

  1. After two years of hard work, Solve M.E. has successfully added ME/CFS as an eligible topic area for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). This program will receive $350 million in 2020, which ME/CFS researchers can now apply and compete to receive!

Please follow our ‘One-Click‘ Action to send a “Thank You” to Members of Congress who signed on to these Appropriations Letters, supporting the ME community. Thank You Link.



Which Letter

Did They Sign?

AZ Kyrsten Sinema Both
CA Kamala Harris Both
CA Dianne Feinstein Both
CT Richard Blummenthal Both
DE Christopher Coons Both
HI Mazie Hirono Both
MA Edward Markey Both
MA Elizabeth Warren Both
MD Chris Van Hollen Both
ME Angus King Jr. Both
MI Gary Peters Both
MI Debbie Stabenow Both
ND Kevin Cramer Provided a Personal
ND John Hoeven Provided a Personal
NJ Cory Booker Both
NV Jacky Rosen Both
NV Catherine Cortez Mastro Both
NY Kirsten Gillibrand Both
OH Sherrod Brown Defense
OR Ron Wyden Both



Which Letter

Did They Sign?

AZ-01 Tom O’Halleran Both
AZ-03 Raúl M. Grijalva Both
CA-11 Mark DeSaulnier Both
CA-13 Barbara Lee Both
CA-14 Jackie Speier Both
CA-15 Eric Swalwell Both
CA-17 Ro Khanna Both
CA-18 Anna G. Eshoo Both
CA-19 Zoe Lofgren Both
CA-26 Julia Brownley Both
CA-27 Judy Chu Both
CA-33 Ted Lieu Both
CA-37 Karen Bass Both
CA-39 Gilbert Cisneros Both
CA-48 Harley Rouda Both
CO-01 Diana Degette Both
CO-06 Jason Crow Both
CO-07 Ed Perlmutter Both
DC Eleanor Holmes Norton Both
DE Lisa Blunt Rochester Both
GA-06 Lucy McBath Both
HI-02 Tulsi Gabbard Both
IL-01 Bobby Rush Both
IL-09 Jan Schakowsky Both
IN-07 André Carson Both
MA-02 Jim McGovern Both
MA-04 Joseph P. Kennedy, III Both
MA-06 Seth Moulton Labor only
MA-07 Ayanna Presley Both
MA-08 Stephen F. Lynch Both
MA-09 William Keating Both
MD-02 C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Both
MD-06 David Trone Both
MD-08 Jamie Raskin Both
ME-01 Chellie Pingree Both
MI-01 Jack Bergman Both
MN-02 Angie Craig Both
NY-26 Brian Higgins Both
OR-01 Suzanne Bonamici Both
OR-04 Peter DeFazio Both
TN-09 Steve Cohen Both
TX-06 Ron Wright Defense Only
VA-03 Robert “Bobby” Scott Both
VT Peter Welch Both
WA-09 Adam Smith Labor only


Please follow the “One-Click” Action and send a “Thank You” to your Member of Congress Today!