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Take Action Ask Congress to Support Programs Important to Veterinary Medicine

Congress is currently considering budget priorities for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018). As members are in the process of submitting funding requests, now is your chance to ask your representatives to support programs important to veterinary medicine.

As your members of Congress begin submitting their requests for FY18, please make sure you encourage them to assign a high priority to agencies and programs that impact animal health and welfare, food safety, disease surveillance and public health as well as advance animal, medical and health research. Use the editable text below to send your members an email and urge them to request robust funding for key programs and agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, namely those administered through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Agriculture Research, Education and Extension programs; the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and finally the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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As a member of the veterinary community and a constituent, I appreciate the challenge Congress faces as it allocates scarce discretionary dollars across numerous agencies and programs. As you determine your appropriations priorities for fiscal 2018, I urge you to consider including the following requests that directly impact animal health and welfare, food safety, disease surveillance and public health as well as advance animal, medical and health research.
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