Saturday, September 19, 2009

Alzheimer's Bill politics

A brief interruption on the "being a patient" odyssey
I think I should throw in a little AD news, on what our politicians are doing to stamp out this disease:

A little update from

There is a Bill in the Senate - S.1492 sponsored by Barbara Mikulski-D from Maryland on July 22, 2009. (30 copsonsors) It was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. On that same day 7/22/09.

Senator Mikulski is 73 years old, by the way.

There is a Similar Bill in the House- H.R. 3286 Sponsored by Ed Markey –D- from MASS. (39 cosponsors) This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. This bill was brought forth and referred to the committee on the same day that the senate bill was introduced July 22, 2009.

Congressman Markey is 63 years old.

This is the 111th Congress for the Senate and House, The 108th, 109thth (going back to 2004) had similar bills in both chambers. All of them were marked Dead and never got past the committee.

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