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Federal Lyme disease bill introduced

A group of congressmen have reintroduced bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen efforts by the federal government to fight, treat, and prevent tick-borne disease in the United States.
A group of bi-partisan U.S. Representatives have re-introduced legislation, HR 220, that is co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and others.
The bill was first introduced in 2018, and reintroduced on Jan. 3 the first session of the 116th Congress.
In a press release issued by his office, Rep. Smith said, “The 2018 report of the Department of Health

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