An open letter to Sen. Duckworth, Sen. Durbin, Pres. Biden, Rep. Schakowsky.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Duckworth, Sen. Durbin, Pres. Biden, Rep. Schakowsky

From: A constituent in Chicago, IL

May 3

I understand that Republicans in Congress have just rolled out a new proposal that cuts a full one-sixth of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This, at the same time that the H5N1 “bird flu” is ripping across America, decimating bird flocks and even infecting a few humans and other mammals. Cutting public health spending at any time is quite unbelievable, but to do so when a highly transmissible, rapidly mutating, and extremely deadly flu has now been found in 920 counties across all 50 states? Shockingly and even breathtakingly irresponsible. Fully fund the CDC. Fully fund the Pandemic Preparedness Office. Fully fund public health.

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