Congress has heard your requests and the House of Representatives will be considering H.R. 1362, the National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act, tomorrow on the House floor! Just last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee met to mark-up H.R. 1362. During this meeting, the National MS and Parkinson’s Disease Registries Act was expanded to make the surveillance system available to all neurological conditions, maintaining MS and Parkinson’s as a priority. The Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1362.
This legislation will establish a national data surveillance system that will track and collect data on the epidemiology, incidence, prevalence, and other factors of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Currently, such a national coordinated system does not exist to collect data on MS. This system could help uncover and inform promising areas of MS research such as: genetic and environmental risk factors, and support the discovery of disease therapies, treatments, and one day—a cure.
Victory in the House will bring us further than we have ever been before, so please continue to voice your support! Click here to email your U.S. Representative today!