Thursday, March 5, 2009

Congress Supports MS Awareness Week

On March 3, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing this week as MS Awareness Week 2009. Read more. And in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) introduced the House resolution and shared a personal story about her sister's experience living with multiple sclerosis.

Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA) managed the time on this bill and brought attention to the ideas and goals of MS Awareness Week. Congressmen Phil Gingrey, M.D. (GA) and Russ Carnahan (MO) also spoke about individuals in their lives with MS and their commitment to finding solutions to MS issues.

Press the play button below to view the House video.

3 comments:

ellie said...

The resolutions that passed are good to hear. I sent a letter to our local newspaper regarding MS and MS Awareness Week. I put it on my blog also at saratogaareas.com/ellie

Anonymous said...

I am delighted that the NIH is researching MS. Finally, MS is getting the attention it deserves. hsm

Anonymous said...

I am delighted that the NIH is researching MS. Finally, MS is getting the attention it deserves. hsm