Congressional Testimony

An Active Presence on Capitol Hill

Recognizing the need for more research into causes and treatments of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders,IFFGD has provided oral and/or written testimony to Congressional subcommittees many times over the years.congressional testimony

Each fiscal year (FY), Congress decides how much funding to provide federally supported medical research initiatives, what areas of research should be prioritized, and how much funding should be committed towards new drug approval and the monitoring of current treatment options.Whenever appropriate, IFFGD offers testimony which expresses the needs of functional GI and motility disorder patients and urges additional resources for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

IFFGD has presented the needs of the digestive health community to both the Senate and the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, as well as the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

FISCAL YEAR 2020

IFFGD President, Ceciel Rooker, submitted the following written statement to the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education,

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FISCAL YEAR 2019

IFFGD President, Ceciel Rooker, submitted the following written statement to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education,

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FISCAL YEAR 2016

IFFGD Founder and President, Nancy Norton, submitted the following written statement to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related

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FISCAL YEAR 2010

IFFGD Founder and President, Nancy Norton, submitted the following written statement to the House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education

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FISCAL YEAR 2009

Nancy J. Norton, President and Co-Founder of IFFGD submitted the following written statement regarding Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations for the National Institutes of Health to

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FISCAL YEAR 2006

Nancy J. Norton, President and Founder of IFFGD presented the following testimony regarding Fiscal Year 2006 Funding for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research before

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FISCAL YEAR 2005

Nancy J. Norton, President and Founder of IFFGD presented the following testimony regarding Fiscal Year 2005 Funding for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research to

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