Friday, April 23, 2010

U.S. House of Representatives Recognizes MS Awareness Week

Yesterday, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives recognized the accomplishments of MS Awareness Week and promoted a continued awareness of the fight against multiple sclerosis. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-9) introduced the resolution (H. Res. 1116) which was cosponsored by 108 bipartisan members of the House. On the House floor, Congresswoman Lee was joined by Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) and MS Caucus Co-Chairs Russ Carnahan (MO-3) and Michael Burgess (TX-26) who all gave riveting statements complete with personal stories of how their lives have been affected by MS. The members of Congress applauded those who worked so hard to make MS Awareness week a success and drew attention to the progress that has been made surrounding effective treatment of MS, but also to the fact that more must be done to achieve a world free of MS

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