Thursday, November 23, 2006

U.S. National Election v. Epilepsy

I got this info in an email update from the Epilepsy Foundation:

The Epilepsy Foundation is particularly pleased that Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has won election to be the House Majority Leader. Rep. Hoyer and his late wife Judy Hoyer (who once served on the Foundation's Board of Directors) have been steadfast champions for epilepsy and other disabilities. The Foundation will be counting on the Majority Leader to carry forward the agenda for restored funding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epilepsy Program, restoration for the American with Disabilities Act and a commitment to research to find a cure for epilepsy.

The Foundation is also pleased that Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) will be serving in the House of Representatives. Representative Perlmutter has a daughter with epilepsy and has been an active member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado.

Many other supporters of epilepsy from both the Democrat and Republican parties will remain in key positions like Senators Specter (R-PA) and Harkin (D-IA) and Representatives Ferguson (R-NJ), Lewis (R-CA), Wicker (R-MS) and Abercrombie (D-HI).

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