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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Awareness Act - 91 Co-Sponsors

I know I keep writing about the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Awareness Act, like here and here. This is because I am trying to get the word out. H.R. 2275 or S.981 can help expand research on IBD. The bill would also authorize a five year IBD Epidemiology Program at CDC.

It is estimated that 1.4 million people have Crohn's Disease in the U.S. Of those, 30% are children. I didn't start having symptoms until I was in my mid twenties. I cannot imaging what's it's like for a kid to have this crappy disease. That's why I am all for anything that can potentially find a cure.

The Crohn's community really needs your help to push this along. Please contact your legislator and urge them to co-sponsor the IBD Research and Awareness Act.

Through the hard work of normal people, the bill currently has 91 co-sponsors. Is your legislator listed below?





Neil Abercrombie [D-HI1]
Gary Ackerman [D-NY5]
Jason Altmire [D-PA4]
Michael Arcuri [D-NY24]
John Barrow [D-GA12]
Shelley Berkley [D-NV1]
Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
Timothy Bishop [D-NY1]
Lois Capps [D-CA23]
Michael Capuano [D-MA8]
Russ Carnahan [D-MO3]
Christopher Carney [D-PA10]
Michael Castle [R-DE]
Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
John Conyers [D-MI14]
Jerry Costello [D-IL12]
Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4]
Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
William Delahunt [D-MA10]
Steve Driehaus [D-OH1]
Vernon Ehlers [R-MI3]
Brad Ellsworth [D-IN8]
Barney Frank [D-MA4]
Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
Jim Gerlach [R-PA6]
Barton Gordon [D-TN6]
Raymond Green [D-TX29]
Maurice Hinchey [D-NY22]
Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15]
Tim Holden [D-PA17]
Rush Holt [D-NJ12]
Michael Honda [D-CA15]
Steve Israel [D-NY2]
Henry Johnson [D-GA4]
Walter Jones [R-NC3]
Steve Kagen [D-WI8]
Paul Kanjorski [D-PA11]
Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
Patrick Kennedy [D-RI1]
Dale Kildee [D-MI5]
Peter King [R-NY3]
Mark Kirk [R-IL10]
Dennis Kucinich [D-OH10]
Barbara Lee [D-CA9]
John Lewis [D-GA5]
Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
Zoe Lofgren [D-CA16]
Nita Lowey [D-NY18]
Carolyn Maloney [D-NY14]
Edward Markey [D-MA7]
James Marshall [D-GA8]
Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI11]
James McGovern [D-MA3]
John McHugh [R-NY23]
Michael McMahon [D-NY13]
Kendrick Meek [D-FL17]
Gregory Meeks [D-NY6]
Bradley Miller [D-NC13]
Harry Mitchell [D-AZ5]
Dennis Moore [D-KS3]
Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
James Moran [D-VA8]
Patrick Murphy [D-PA8]
Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
Sue Myrick [R-NC9]
John Olver [D-MA1]
William Pascrell [D-NJ8]
Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
Joseph Pitts [R-PA16]
Charles Rangel [D-NY15]
Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA34]
Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
Timothy Ryan [D-OH17]
Janice Schakowsky [D-IL9]
Adam Schiff [D-CA29]
José Serrano [D-NY16]
Peter Sessions [R-TX32]
Joe Sestak [D-PA7]
Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
Albio Sires [D-NJ13]
Louise Slaughter [D-NY28]
Mark Souder [R-IN3]
Gene Taylor [D-MS4]
Christopher Van Hollen [D-MD8]
Maxine Waters [D-CA35]
Anthony Weiner [D-NY9]
Robert Wexler [D-FL19]
Frank Wolf [R-VA10]
David Wu [D-OR1]
Bill Young [R-FL10]


To view the complete H.R. 2275: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Awareness Act click here.

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