Shovin the following info here from someone (thanks, I assume you wont mind me putting this in a public place) to help have all this info together while trying to work this out "It is the HHS who contracted with the IOM. From what I understand, congress oversees HHS. Particularly; Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) The Senate HELP Committee has broad jurisdiction over agencies, institutes and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also oversees other issues related to public health and health insurance. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chair Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wy.), Ranking Member and House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Services (Labor-HHS) The House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee is one of 12 appropriations subcommittees. It specifically oversees funding for many federal agencies, institutes and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and other health programs. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ranking Member Of course, the President trumps all. That's why we have been directed to contact our congressional representatives to help us by putting pressure on the HHS to cancel the contract. They and the president are the ones who could actually have the power to force this." ................................ .............................. " Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chair Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wy.), Ranking Member " Does anyone know what the contact email is for the two senators above? Can anyone tell me if those two senators of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) have been petitioned too over what is going on or been contacted by people? Would they probably be the best to try a petition too? (would they then report this elsewhere to whoever is higher up to them?). ......... edit ohh just reread and saw this "sees other issues related to public health and health insurance." does that mean that this lot of senators probably has health insurance ties??? (so may be biased in wanting ME/CFS buried?) . Im doing my head in with all this (headache now). Does anyone now if these senators know about our IOM situation and the issues we are have about it?