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  • ASBMR Members Met with 100 U.S. Congressional Offices to Support Research During Society's First Virtual Hill Day

    From April 13-14, 2021, US-based members and patient advocates participated in the Society’s first ever Virtual Capitol Hill Day to advocate for continued investment in biomedical research. Over the course of two days, member volunteers virtually connected with their elected members of Congress and their staffs to urge them to increase federal funding to the NIH by $3.2 billion for FY2022, support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R. 869/S.289) which would provide additional funding for clinical trials and laboratory research de-railed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and co-sponsor the re-introduction of a bill being introduced next month during National Osteoporosis Month that would increase the Medicare reimbursement rate for office-based dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA).  A total of 69 advocates representing 25 states and 52 congressional districts participated in 100 virtual meetings. Thank you to all our members that volunteered their time to make our first Virtual Capitol Hill Day a rousing success!

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