Introduced Dec. 20 by New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires, the bill presently is being reviewed by a congressional subcommittee
One of the latest bills to be introduced to the United States Congress – H.R. 3760, the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts (CARE) for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2011 – is gaining more notoriety around the nation during the review process by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The general public and the TS community alike are voting for CARE, which was introduced as legislation on Dec. 20 by New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ13), on the popular political website POPVOX. Make your opinion on this important bill known and vote today by visiting https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr3760. The voting process is free, quick and easy.
Each vote on this bill – which if passed would amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with respect to Tourette Syndrome – on POPVOX also will be sent to each voter’s Congressional representative. The more “yes” votes Congressmen see, the more likely they are to understand the bill’s importance.
A primary purpose of this legislation is to establish regional centers of excellence across the country to conduct research into the cause, diagnosis, early detection, prevention, control and treatment of Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, the nation’s first center of excellence for TS, was established in 2004.
More information about this federal TS legislation is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org. You also can visit the online office of Congressman Sires to ask a question or to read the official Congressional release.
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