Sample letter for contacting your Member in the House:
Dear Rep. [last name],
As a constituent in your district, I urge you to support H.R. 3437, the Long-term Opportunities for Advancing New Studies (LOANS) for Biomedical Research Act, which authorizes a loan program for clinical trials that have received FDA clearance and are focused on boosting development of much-needed treatments and cures for a broad range of conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and blinding eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Hundreds of clinical trials in the U.S. for critical treatments and cures were stalled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 3437 would help get those back on track. As we have learned, accelerated development of COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated that significant investment can speed cures and treatments to patients, and the federal government can and should leverage private sector investment to fund biomedical research.
Also, H.R. 3437 would have minimal impact on taxpayers because researchers and therapy developers are required to pay back the loans.
[Add a brief personal comment here, if desired, to explain why H.R. 3437 is important to you and your family.]
Thank you for considering support for this critical legislation.
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