This week, SMCI staff and Board of Directors traveled to Washington DC and got results! Congresswomen Ana Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren are leading other members of congress in a letter and appropriations request for ME/CFS. Read the full letter and committee report language here. In brief, the proposed effort: (1) Supports continuation of the $5.4 million ME/CFS funding for the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC), (2) Encourages CDC to resolve ME/CFS case definition issues and expand its efforts to educate health care providers, (3) Recommends that NIH create a strategic plan for ME/CFS research and increase the amount and types of funding, (4) Urges the Department of Health and Human Services to devise a multi-year strategic plan. The sign-on letter states that the increases in NIH’s budget affords NIH the opportunity and ability to increase funding to better reflect the ME/CFS disease burden. This action is a joint effort between #MEAction and the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Use our easy form to send a message to your member of congress and ask them to join the effort today – *deadline is March 14*!