Hey guys! As per one of my previous posts found here, a companion Tourette Syndrome bill — S. 2321 — has been introduced to the U.S. Senate, expanding upon H.R. 3760, which was introduced by Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ13) in December 2011.
This is another huge step in getting the legislation passed, as it will help garner more support within the TS community — and even outside of it as well. S. 2321 was introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and seeks to amend the Public Health Service Act, just like H.R. 3760. In fact, much of the language of the bills is similar.
If the bill is successful in passing, the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health in respect to TS will see increased funding so that they can be expanded and intensified.
The bill is still making its way through the democratic process; though it is a long and arduous one, the many benefits that the TS community will reap from the bill being passed are immense.
Please support the bill and the companion version here on POPVOX. It’s extremely important to spread the word to others. Remember, our elected officials are here to listen to US, the citizens of the regions they represent. Make sure that you are getting the word out, and hopefully we will be able to see some positive results once the bill is voted upon Thanks!