Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Announcing the New Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus in the Senate

Senator Byron Dorgan (ND) and Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) have agreed to serve as the co-chairs of the new Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus in the U.S. Senate. We are confident that the leadership of these two prominent Senators will help raise awareness and provide education about MS on Capitol Hill.

Like the House MS Caucus, the Congressional MS Caucus in the Senate provides MS activists with champions in Congress. When we have an MS issue that needs attention (such as funding for MS research), we will look to the MS Caucus for their support. This bi-partisan body will serve as a forum for members of Congress, their staff, related organizations, and individuals to discuss critical healthcare, disability, research, and other issues affecting people living with MS and other conditions.

Once the Caucus is formerly announced in the Senate, you will be able to help recruit your Senators to join.


Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!! Possibly a cure will finally be found ....

Anonymous said...

I think Mr. Hatch is on the caucus due to his strong opposition to the one medication that works best for multiple sclerosis, CANNABIS. I have a feeling that he injected himself into this situation to push his prohibition against medical cannabis on behalf of his lobbyists.