May 26, 2005
The full House of Representatives voted Tuesday, May 24, to accept an Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee budget recommendation that includes $35 million for the Department of Energy’s Medical Applications and Measurement Science Program.
With this vote, the need for you to contact the members of the Senate’s Energy and Water Subcommittee of Appropriations is heightened. Members of Congress determine their support for most issues based on the number of contacts they receive from constituents. If the subcommittee includes money for the DOE program in the Senate Appropriations Bill, then the program will be restored for fiscal year 2006. If the money is not included, the Senate and House will have to negotiate the very existence of the program in "Conference." It is very important that the Senate follow the lead of the House and include funding for this DOE program in its bill.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that you contact your senators immediately.
View the list of senators on the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee
Additionally, it will be helpful to SNM national office staff for you to provide feedback on responses you receive, or conversations you have with Senate staff on this issue. This feedback helps SNM to ensure that the Senate understands how important this program is to nuclear medicine research. Please contact Hugh Cannon, SNM Director of Public Affairs, at email@example.com with your feedback.
Keep up the good work!