Our Role & Impact

Legislative Activities

Founded in and serving the Washington, DC area since 2001, NatCapLyme educates government officials and healthcare industry leaders about Lyme and tick-borne diseases on behalf of individuals and families of those afflicted with such diseases. We actively engage with all sides of the Lyme and tick-borne disease issue to encourage measurable progress. NatCapLyme is an all-volunteer organization, but we have an appointed legal and legislative counsel, as well as individual board members, who bring political and legal experience to the table. Our legislative activities are ongoing, always focused on improving the lives of tick-borne disease sufferers.


We’re fighting on many fronts. We invite you to see what we’re doing on a state and federal level:

Wolf Gets Funding for Lyme

We are forwarding an email received from Ms. Jillian Pevo in the office of Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia.  Congressman Wolf and Ms. Pevo have been steady supporters of the Lyme community and we all owe them our thanks for their efforts on our behalf.  As noted the current appropriations bill for Health and Human Services increases the amount of money being funded for Lyme research and the accompanying legislative reports contain favorable recommendations designed to promote education and better medical treatment for victims of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  Congressman Wolf worked closely with other members of Congress to get these measures approved in Congress.

All –

Last week the House and Senate passed an end of the year consolidated funding bill which is expected to be signed into law by President Obama this week.

I thought you may be interested to see the statement for the health care portion, which can be found here http://appropriations.house.gov/FY2010_consolidated.shtml . It indicates that the CDC’s budget for Lyme disease was increased by more than $3.6 million to a total of $8.9 million for FY 2010.

I have also attached language that was approved by the House Appropriations Committee (7/17/2009) Click Here for House and the full House (7/24/2009). Click Here for Full House Similar language, also attached, was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee (7/30/2009).  Click Here for Senate Many of you may have read through this before –I believe both chambers referencing chronic Lyme is a step in the right direction.

You may be assured of the congressman’s attention to this issue.

All the Best,


Jillian M. Pevo
Appropriations Legislative Assistant
Congressman Frank R. Wolf (VA-10)

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Tickula is back and on the loose!