Industry News: AACC Urges US Citizens to Contact Legislators in Support of Newborn Screening

30 Oct 2013

AACC is urging US citizens to contact their Members of Congress and request that they support H.R.1248 & S1417, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which would preserve recent advances in state newborn screening programs.

Earlier legislation contributed to a dramatic expansion in newborn screening for treatable core conditions. In 2007, only 10 states and the District of Columbia screened for 29 of the 31 treatable conditions. That number has increased to 44 states, in addition to the District. H.R.1248 will help maintain these gains and more.

AACC urges you to take one minute out of your day to send a pre-written e-mail letter to your Member of the House of Representatives and Senators urging them to co-sponsor this vital legislation. Afterwards, AACC will send you an e-mail confirming your letter. We will keep you abreast of any developments via our bi-weekly newsletter, Government Affairs Update.

If you have any questions, please contact Vince Stine, PhD, AACC's Director of Government Affairs, at 202-835-8721.