Jun. 28, 2018

House Passes Bill to Provide $5 Million for the Lupus Research Program

We are thrilled to share that today, the full U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation which includes $5 million in funding for the Lupus Research Program at the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2019. This comes after the House Appropriations Committee approved the bill earlier this month.

The Lupus Foundation of America and its network of lupus advocates from across the country led the work to establish the DoD Lupus Research Program, which aims to fund research that will advance the field, and lead to breakthroughs in identifying the causes of lupus, ways to speed diagnosis and develop new medicines to prevent and treat the disease.

We want to thank and applaud the efforts of lupus advocates for contacting their representatives throughout the year and urging them to continue supporting and funding this important DoD program.

For more details on how the House spending bill impacts lupus research, please read our earlier post.

Senate to Take Action on DoD Bill

Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations bill which is expected to include funding for lupus research. Once the bill has been released, we will provide another update.

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