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Thank your Senators for Continuing to Support the NIH Public Access Policy

Published Oct 31, 2007

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Thank your Senators for continuing to support the NIH Public Access Policy
(Posted October 31, 2007)

The Senate's approval of the FY08 LHHS Appropriations Bill and inclusion of the NIH public access policy provision is a milestone victory for public access to publicly funded research and its supporters. Please take a moment to thank your Senators for their ongoing commitment to this issue. Talking points and fax contact information are included for your use below. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact the ATA through Jennifer at jennifer@arl.org.

TALKING POINTS

Dear Senator:

On behalf of [your organization], I want to thank you for your leadership in supporting timely online access to articles reporting the results of government-funded biomedical research.

The Senate’s inclusion of language in the FY08 Labor/HHS Appropriations Bill that directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen its policy for making NIH-funded research findings freely available in the agency’s online archive (Sec. 221) is a vital step in the evolution of science. The legislation will effectively promote accelerated scientific advancement and address the public's growing need for high-quality health information.

Your forward-looking, carefully weighed, and appropriately balanced action recognizes that the Internet offers an unprecedented and cost-effective means to expand the return on taxpayer investment in NIH. By bringing down barriers to sharing of research, we can ensure knowledge is available beyond traditional research niches and encourage new and interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex challenges. Universal access to the full scope of NIH research will unlock the health, economic, and social benefits that motivate federal spending on medical research.

With your continued leadership and support as the bill advances, NIH can effectively achieve the worthy public access goals set out in 2004 by Director Zerhouni: to advance science, speed discovery, and provide for a sustainable archive of government-funded research results. 

We congratulate you for your leadership in delivering public access to publicly funded research. Thank you.

Sincerely,

FAX NUMBERS FOR U.S. SENATORS
(Alphabetical by last name)

     

Fax Number

Senator

Daniel

Akaka

(202) 224-2126

Senator

Lamar

Alexander

(202) 228-3398

Senator

Wayne

Allard

(202) 224-6471

Senator

George

Allen

(202) 224-5432

Senator

Max

Baucus

(202) 224-0515

Senator

Evan

Bayh

(202) 228-1377

Senator

Robert

Bennett

(202) 228-1168

Senator

Joseph

Biden

(202) 224-0139

Senator

Jeff

Bingaman

(202) 224-2852

Senator

Christopher

Bond

(202) 224-8149

Senator

Barbara

Boxer

(415) 956-6701

Senator

Sherrod

Brown

202- 228-6321

Senator

Sam

Brownback

(202) 228-1265

Senator

Jim

Bunning

(202) 228-1373

Senator

Richard

Burr

(202) 228-2981

Senator

Robert

Byrd

(202) 228-0002

Senator

Maria

Cantwell

(202) 228-0514

Senator

Benjamin

Cardin

202-224-1651

Senator

Thomas

Carper

(202) 228-2190

Senator

Robert

Casey

202-228-0604

Senator

Saxby

Chambliss

(202) 224-0103

Senator

Hillary

Clinton

(202) 228-0282

Senator

Thomas

Coburn

(202) 224-6008

Senator

Thad

Cochran

(202) 224-9450

Senator

Norm

Coleman

(202) 224-1152

Senator

Susan

Collins

(202) 224-2693

Senator

Kent

Conrad

(202) 224-7776

Senator

Bob

Corker

202-228-0566

Senator

John

Cornyn

(202) 228-2856

Senator

Larry

Craig

(202) 228-1067

Senator

Mike

Crapo

(202) 228-1375

Senator

James

DeMint

(202) 228-5143

Senator

Christopher

Dodd

(202) 224-1083

Senator

Elizabeth

Dole

(202) 224-1100

Senator

Pete

Domenici

(202) 228-3261

Senator

Byron

Dorgan

(202) 224-1193

Senator

Richard

Durbin

(202) 228-0400

Senator

John

Ensign

(202) 228-2193

Senator

Michael

Enzi

(202) 228-0359

Senator

Russell

Feingold

(202) 224-2725

Senator

Dianne

Feinstein

(202) 228-3954

Senator

Lindsey

Graham

(202) 224-3808

Senator

Charles

Grassley

(202) 224-6020

Senator

Judd

Gregg

(202) 224-4952

Senator

Chuck

Hagel

(202) 224-5213

Senator

Tom

Harkin

(202) 224-9369

Senator

Orrin

Hatch

(202) 224-6331

Senator

Kay

Hutchison

(202) 224-0776

Senator

James

Inhofe

(202) 228-0380

Senator

Daniel

Inouye

(202) 224-6747

Senator

Johnny

Isakson

(202) 228-0724

Senator

Tim

Johnson

(202) 228-5765

Senator

Edward

Kennedy

(202) 224-2417

Senator

John

Kerry

(202) 224-8525

Senator

Amy

Klobuchar

202-228-2186

Senator

Herb

Kohl

(202) 224-9787

Senator

Jon

Kyl

(202) 224-2207

Senator

Mary

Landrieu

(202) 224-9735

Senator

Frank

Lautenberg

(202) 228-4054

Senator

Patrick

Leahy

(202) 224-3479

Senator

Carl

Levin

(202) 224-1388

Senator

Joseph

Lieberman

(202) 224-9750

Senator

Blanche

Lincoln

(202) 228-1371

Senator

Trent

Lott

(202) 224-2262

Senator

Richard

Lugar

(202) 228-0360

Senator

Mel

Martinez

(202) 228-5171

Senator

John

McCain

(202) 228-2862

Senator

Claire

McCaskill

202-228-6326

Senator

Mitch

McConnell

(202) 224-2499

Senator

Robert

Menendez

(202) 228-2197

Senator

Barbara

Mikulski

(202) 224-8858

Senator

Lisa

Murkowski

(202) 224-5301

Senator

Patty

Murray

(202) 224-0238

Senator

Ben

Nelson

(202) 228-0012

Senator

Bill

Nelson

(202) 228-2183

Senator

Barack

Obama

(202) 228-4260

Senator

Mark

Pryor

(202) 228-0908

Senator

Jack

Reed

(202) 224-4680

Senator

Harry

Reid

(202) 224-7327

Senator

Pat

Roberts

(202) 224-3514

Senator

John

Rockefeller

(202) 224-7665

Senator

Ken

Salazar

(202) 228-5036

Senator

Bernard

Sanders

202-228-0776

Senator

Charles

Schumer

(202) 228-3027

Senator

Jeff

Sessions

(202) 224-3149

Senator

Richard

Shelby

(202) 224-3416

Senator

Gordon

Smith

(202) 228-3997

Senator

Olympia

Snowe

(202) 224-1946

Senator

Arlen

Specter

(202) 228-1229

Senator

Debbie

Stabenow

(202) 228-0325

Senator

Ted

Stevens

(202) 224-2354

Senator

John

Sununu

(202) 228-4131

Senator

Jon

Tester

202-224-8594

Senator

Craig

Thomas

(202) 224-1724

Senator

John

Thune

(202) 228-5429

Senator

David

Vitter

(202) 228-5061

Senator

George

Voinovich

(202) 228-1382

Senator

John

Warner

(202) 224-6295

Senator

Jim

Webb

202-228-6363

Senator

Sheldon

Whitehouse

202-228-6362

Senator

Ron

Wyden

(202) 228-2717

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