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Gibson Lyme legislation passes U.S. House

Jul 16, 2015 12:03 am
[caption width="245" align="alignleft"] Deer tick, from Wikipedia.[/caption]Last fall, Representative Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) ran for re-election bragging about one accomplishment during the "do-nothing" Congress: writing a bill about Lyme disease, the Tick-Borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act. The Daily Freeman reports that on July 13 at the Dutchess County Department of Health Gibson was finally bragging about the bill getting passed by one legislative body, as the the House of Representatives voted July 10 344-77 for 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Lyme disease bill. The Senate is working on similar legislation, but the Lyme funding still has a long ways to go in Congress before becoming law. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.