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Advocacy Results from Capitol Hill

Last year alone, MS Activists drove change in the following ways:
  • A $1 million increase for the MS Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), for a total of $6 million;
  • A $2 billion increase for the National institutes of Health (NIH), for a total of $32.1 billion; and
  • House passage of the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act as part of its 21st Century Cures initiative.

2016 Legistlative Update

This year the Upper Midwest Chapter continued its work at the State Capitols in our chapter states on issues that impact those living with MS. By the end of May, State Legislatures in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota had adjourned for 2016. The North Dakota Legislature was not in session this year.

Click here to read the 2016 Legislative Update.

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