March 20, 2006 - ASM Sends Thank You Letters to Senators Specter and Harkin

The Honorable Arlen Specter
Chair, Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human
Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Committee on Appropriations
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Tom Harkin
Ranking Minority Member
Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human
Services, Education, and Related Agencies
731 Hart Senate office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

On behalf of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), I would like to thank you for sponsoring the amendment to increase funding for health and education in the FY 2007 Senate Budget Resolution. Due to your outstanding leadership, this amendment passed with an unprecedented majority. This amendment has great significance for biomedical research and the continuance of strong federal funding for public health programs. The ASM is grateful for this successful amendment which will help advance science and public health to improve the quality of life for people in the United States and worldwide. The ASM commends your efforts on behalf of biomedical research.

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