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House Members Push for Increased Funding for Mental Illness Research

April 26, 2007

In March and April, 182 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter urging support for increased funding for mental illness research. This letter urged House Appropriations Committee Chair David Obey (D-WI), to secure additional funding above the President’s budget request for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

NIMH funding is critical for the advancement of mental illness research. Since 2003, NIH has lost more than 13% of its purchasing power, due to inflation. This letter is an important step in regaining that purchasing power and improving research on mental illness.

To view this “Dear Colleague" letter, click here

See below for a list of House members who signed onto the letter:

Neil Abercrombie, D-HI
Gary Ackerman,  D-NY
Tom Allen, D-ME
Jason Altmire, D-PA
Michael Arcuri, D-NY
Tammy Baldwin, D-WI
Melissa Bean, D-IL
Shelley Berkley, D-NV
Howard L. Berman, D-CA
Judy Biggert, R-IL
Brian Bilbray, R-CA
Timothy Bishop, D-NY
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
Mary Bono, R-CA
Dan Boren, D-OK
Leonard Boswell, D-IA
Rick Boucher, D-VA
Nancy Boyda, D-KS
Kevin Brady, R-TX
Robert Brady, D-PA
Bruce Braley, D-IA
Lois Capps, D-CA
Michael Capuano, D-MA
Russ Carnahan, D-MO
Christopher Carney, D-PA
Julia Carson, D-IN
Steve Chabot, R-OH
Yvette Clarke, D-NY
William Lacy Clay, D-MO
Steve Cohen, D-TN
John Conyers, D-MI
Joe Courtney, D-CT
Elijah Cummings, D-MD
Artur Davis, D-AL
Danny Davis, D-IL
Lincoln Davis, D-TN
Susan Davis, D-CA
Peter DeFazio, D-OR
Diana DeGette, D-CO
William Delahunt, D-MA
John Dingell, D-MI
Mike Doyle, D-PA
John J. Duncan, Jr., R-TN
Keith Ellison, D-MN
Eliot Engel, D-NY
Anna Eshoo, D-CA
Bob Etheridge, D-NC
Chaka Fattah, D-PA
Bob Filner, D-CA
Barney Frank, D-MA
Elton Gallegly, R-CA
Jim Gerlach, R-PA
Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ
Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD
Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-NY
Bart Gordon, D-TN
Gene Green, D-TX
Raul Grijalva, D-AZ
John Hall, D-NY
Phil Hare, D-IL
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
Brian Higgins, D-NY
Maurice Hinchey, D-NY
Ruben Hinojosa, D-TX
Mazie K. Hirono, D-HI
Paul Hodes, D-NH
Tim Holden, D-PA
Rush Holt, D-NJ
Darlene Hooley, D-OR
Jay Inslee, D-WA
Darrell Issa, R-CA
William Jefferson, D-LA
Bobby Jindal, R-LA
Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX
Hank Johnson, D-GA
Timothy V. Johnson, R-IL
Steve Kagen, D-WI
Dale Kildee, D-MI
Ron Kind, D-WI
Ron Klein, D-FL
Dennis Kucinich, D-OH
John "Randy" Kuhl Jr., R-NY
James Langevin, D-RI
Tom Lantos, D-CA
Rick Larsen, D-WA
Sander Levin, D-MI
John Lewis, D-GA
Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ
Dave Loebsack, D-IA
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA
Stephen Lynch, D-MA
Carolyn Maloney, D-NY
Donald A. Manzullo, R-IL
Edward Markey, D-MA
Doris Matsui, D-CA
Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY
Jim McDermott, D-WA
Jim McGovern, D-MA
John McHugh, R-NY
Mike McIntyre, D-NC
Michael R. McNulty, D-NY
Martin Meehan, D-MA
Kendrick Meek, D-FL
Gregory Meeks, D-NY
Charlie Melancon, D-LA
Michael Michaud, D-ME
Brad Miller, D-NC
George Miller, D-CA
Dennis Moore, D-KS
Gwendolynne Moore, D-WI
Jim Moran, D-VA
Jerry Moran, R-KS
Christopher Murphy, D-CT
Patrick Murphy, D-PA
Tim Murphy, R-PA
Jerrold Nadler, D-NY
Grace Napolitano, D-CA
Richard Neal, D-MA
Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC
James Oberstar, D-MN
Frank Pallone, D-NJ
Bill Pascrell, D-NJ
Ron Paul, R-TX
Donald Payne, D-NJ
Steve Pearce, R-NM
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
Chip Pickering, R-MS
Todd Platts, R-PA
Ted Poe, R-TX
Earl Pomeroy, D-ND
David Price, D-NC
Tom Price, R-GA
Deborah Pryce, R-OH
Adam Putnam, R-FL
Nick Rahall, D-WV
Jim Ramstad, R-MN
Charles Rangel, D-NY
David Reichert, R-WA
Silvestre Reyes, D-TX
Mike Ross, D-AR
Linda Sánchez, D-CA
John P. Sarbanes, D-MD
Jim Saxton, R-NJ
Janice Schakowsky, D-IL
Jean Schmidt, R-OH
Allyson Schwartz, D-PA
Bobby Scott, D-VA
David Scott, D-GA
Pete Sessions, R-TX
Joseph Sestak, D-PA
Christopher Shays, R-CT
Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH
Brad Sherman, D-CA
Albio Sires, D-NJ
Ike Skelton, D-MO
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
Adam Smith, D-WA
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
Vic Synder, D-AR
Hilda L. Solis, D-CA
Pete Stark, D-CA
John Sullivan, R-OK
Betty Sutton, D-OH
Ellen Tauscher, D-CA
Lee Terry, R-NE
Mike Thompson, D-CA
John Tierney, D-MA
Edolphus Towns, D-NY
Mark Udall, D-CO
Fred Upton, R-MI
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
Nydia Velazquez, D NY
Tim Walberg, R-MI
Tim Walz, D-MN
Diane Watson, D-CA
Mel Watt, D-NC
Henry Waxman, D-CA
Peter Welch, D-VT
Robert Wexler, D-FL
David Wu, D-OR
Al Wynn, D-MD
John Yarmuth, D-KY


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