Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) - House Passes Defense Bill with $16 Million for Parkinson's Research


On June 20, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $16 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s research program.
The funding level meets PAN’s request and is significant in a budget year when some other Defense research programs face recommendations for modest cuts. It is a testament to your hard work and outreach that the House continues to view Parkinson’s research at the DoD as a priority.
Our attention now turns to the Senate, which is now expected to begin work on its version of the Defense Appropriations bill on July 17. With the overall appropriations process slowed due to ongoing policy disagreements on other issues, the Defense bill may be one of the few that is passed under regular order this summer. However, passage is far from guaranteed with few voting days remaining until the end of the fiscal year in September.
With progress on FY 2015 spending bills remaining uncertain, it's so important that you take a moment to reach out to your Senators and share with them the importance of the DoD Parkinson’s research.
Urge your Senators to support $16 million for this critical program. Take action today!
READ MORE: http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/news/house-passes-defense-bill-16-million-parkinsons-research

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