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U.S. Representative David Price Announced as Multiple Sclerosis Caucus Co-Chair

August 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. August 5, 2015 – The National MS Society is proud to announce the addition of U.S. Representative David Price of North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District as Co-Chair of the Congressional MS Caucus. Representative Price joins Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. of Texas’ 26th Congressional District at the helm of the caucus.
 
“As a longtime member of the MS Caucus, I am very pleased to join Dr. Burgess as a co-chair,” said Congressman Price. “I look forward to working with our fellow Caucus members to highlight the need for MS research and to advance legislation that will improve quality of care for the hundreds of thousands of Americans with MS.”
 
 “It’s an honor to have Representative Price, a longtime supporter of multiple sclerosis (MS) research, serve as Co-Chair of the MS Caucus,” said Bari Talente, Executive Vice President of Advocacy  at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Representative Price is a current cosponsor of the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (H.R. 6) and continued (or committed) supporter for increased funding of the National Institutes of Health and the MS Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.”
 
“I’m proud to have Congressman Price joining me in the fight to defeat multiple sclerosis (MS),” Rep. Burgess said. “Together, our caucus will work to improve access to quality health services, to break down barriers, and to make MS therapies more affordable. Every hour in America, someone new is diagnosed with MS. This is a devastating disease for those impacted and, in Congress, we have a shared responsibility to lead the way for solutions that offer them help.” 
The Congressional MS Caucus is a bipartisan caucus comprised of dedicated members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who raise awareness about MS on Capitol Hill.  The National MS Society and MS activists work with MS Caucus members to seek and advance creative federal policy solutions to the challenges facing people living with MS, family members and other caregivers, and providers. Issues include MS research funding, access to quality healthcare, long-term supports and services and disability rights.
 
Visit the National MS Society website for a full list of MS Caucus members and frequently asked questions about the MS Caucus.
 
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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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