Influencing Public Policy on Research and Clinical Endocrinology

Society Letters

The Endocrine Society produces and signs onto a range of letters to elected officials, Federal agencies, and other legislative and deliberative bodies.

  • Letter Supporting Representative Speier's Amendment on Contraceptive Coverage
    June 11, 2019 | The Endocrine Society joined a coalition letter to Chairman Adam Smith expressing support for Representative Speier's amendment to the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act ensuring that non-active duty service members and military dependents have improved access to comprehensive contraceptive coverage and family planning care.
  • Fracture Prevention Coalition Thank You Letter
    June 6, 2019 | The Endocrine Society joined the Fracture Prevention Coalition to thank Representatives Larson, Walorski, Trahan, Sanchez, Brooks, and Marshall for sponsoring legislation to preserve access to osteoporosis testing for Medicare beneficiaries. 
  • Letter Regarding HR 1608 – Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2019
    June 5, 2019 | In our letter, we urged the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to exclude NIH peer review groups from additional administrative requirements in efforts to improve compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
  • Senate Comments on the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019  
    June 4, 2019  | The Endocrine Society submitted comments to the Senate HELP Committee on the draft Lower Health Care Costs of 2019. 
  • Coalition Letter Regarding Proposed Amendments to Patent Act
    June 3, 2019 | The Endocrine Society signed-on to a coalition letter in opposition to draft legislation that would rewrite Section 101 of the Patent Act and allow for patenting of genes and other products of nature. 
  • MACRA Federation Letter
    June 3, 2019 | The Endorcine Society signed on to a letter urging Congress to make further refinements to improve MACRA, including callling on Congress to replace teh 2020-2025 physician payment update freeze with positive payment adjustments for physicians, extending the Advanced APM bonus payments for an additional six years, and implementing several additional technical improvements to MACRA. 
  • Family Planning Coalition Letter Supporting Title X Funding 
    May 28, 2019 | The Endocrine Society joined other members of the Family Planning Coalition to urge the Senate to provide strong support for the Title X's high-quality evidence-based and patient-centered care by adopting the House’s appropriation of $400 million in FY 2020. 
  • Sign-on letter in support of the Children’s Environmental Health Centers
    May 24, 2019 | The Endocrine Society joined other medical, public health, and environmental health and justice organizations to call attention to the NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers and ask appropriators to signal support for continued funding for the Centers. 
  • Health Associations Letter on HHS Plans to Weaken LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections 
    May 24, 2019 | The Endocrine Society joined 30 other organizations in a Letter to Secretary Alex Azar opposing the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed plans to weaking nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people  under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. 
  • Letter to Rosa DeLauro, Chair, House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee
    May 20, 2019 | The Endocrine Society thanks Chair DeLauro for providing much-needed increases in funding in the fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations bill for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Title X.

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Society Testimony

Representing the Endocrine Society, our members strive to influence public policy related to research and clinical endocrinology issues by testifying before the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and other legislative and deliberative bodies.

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