Congressional letters push for strong U.S. leadership at upcoming UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis
This year is pivotal in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) and RESULTS has launched our 2023 campaign to make sure Congress is leading. RESULTS grassroots started the year pushing for increased resources in fiscal year 2024 for Tuberculosis and over the past month and a half we’ve also urged Congress to co-sponsor the End Tuberculosis Now Act (H.R.1776 / S.288).
But now, we also have a unique opportunity for U.S. leadership at the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on TB in New York in September.
To push the world to set new bold global targets for finding and treating all forms of this curable disease a a bipartisan group of Members of Congress are leading Dear Colleague letters. In the House, a letter led by Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) gained over 100 cosigners. And in the Senate, a letter led by Sens. Brown (D-OH) and Young (R-IN) closed with 34 cosigners, over a third of the Senate.
Both letters urge the Administration to prioritize the TB High Level Meeting and to announce bold new commitments for our leadership against TB. They also urge the U.S. to use our diplomatic efforts to bring new players to the table and encourage other partner countries to come to the High Level Meeting with their own ambitious national action plans to fight TB.
This is a key moment in the fight against TB, and thanks to your advocacy, Congress sent a strong signal to the Administration that this global health crisis must be prioritized.
- Closed on September 7, 2023 with 34 signers (Final signed letter)
- Bipartisan letter led by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN)
- Closed on July 12, 2023 with 108 signers (Final signed letter)
- Bipartisan letter led by Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (D-NY)