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The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the largest single life science Society with over 40,000 members, is writing to thank you for providing additional funding in the FY 2007 Joint Funding Resolution for important science, public health and research programs at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. We applaud your leadership in prioritizing science, research and global health programs by investing new dollars over the FY 2006 level.

Thank you again, for your support.


Diane E. Griffin, Ph.D., ASM President
Ruth L. Berkelman, M.D., Chair, Public and Scientific Affairs Board
Gail H. Cassell, Ph.D., Chair, Committee on Biomedical Research