Over the past couple of years, we’ve worked with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D - Mass.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R - Utah) to secure research funding from the Dept. of Defense (DOD) for the first time in history. The DOD has a CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program) to pursue novel approaches to biomedical research that affects the American public, the military and Congress. As endometriosis affects all three of those population segments (directly or indirectly), it has been added to the program now for the first time in FY 2018. We continue our work on Capitol Hill to advocate for continued DOD funding of endometriosis as well as increased funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).