BREAKING NEWS >>> #MDCAREAct
PASSES in the Senate!
Today is a tremendous victory for the entire MDA and muscular dystrophy community. Together, our combined voices and tireless fight helped ensure the MD-CARE Act (S. 315) passed in the Senate today. The MD-CARE Act is now on its way to the President’s desk for his signature.
MDA salutes our Congressional champions and their extraordinary staffs for their vision and leadership: Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in the U.S. Senate.
But most of all, we salute YOU – our MDA community of advocates. Those who visited Capitol Hill, spent time with elected officials in your home towns, sent emails, made phone calls, kept the MD-CARE Act trending on social media and let our policymakers know just how important this legislation truly is. The passage of the MD-CARE Act in 2001 was a game-changer for our muscular dystrophy community. Today, we have ensured the lifesaving research and clinical momentum put in place through this bill remains strong and focused.
Thank you for being the strength that fuels MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. http://mda.org/advocacy/md_care_act