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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2013 (H.R. 842) Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 26, 2013.
U.S. Citizens, Please Ask Your Representative for Support.
This is a similar bill to the one known in the 112th Congress (2011-2012) as HR 2239, which did not pass. IBS Impact thanks IFFGD for its work in bringing this bipartisan bill to fruition and urges U.S. citizen IBS Impact members and site visitors to advocate for this landmark legislation on behalf of people with IBS and related disorders.
HR 842 was introduced into the current 113th Congress (2013-2014) by Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI-5) and co-sponsored by Representative James Moran (D-VA-8).
UPDATES: As of March 2013, they have been joined by the following co-sponsors: Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL-1) and Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)
If you are a constituent of any of these Representatives, please write or call to thank them for their support.
Several legislators have changed and Congressional districts have been redrawn as a result of the 2012 elections. For more information, and to look up and automatically email your current Representative, see IFFGD/the Digestive Health Alliance’s link
Contact information can also be found at http://www.congress.org
Check back on this site, our blog at http://ibsimpact.wordpress.com or join IBS Impact for updates as they occur.
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