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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 the end of June 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),
Representative Ron Kind (D-WI-3), Representative
Susan Davis (D-CA-53), Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), and Representative
James McGovern (D-MA-2), and Representative
Gerald Connolly (D-VA-11)
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,
look up and automatically email your current Representative, see IFFGD/the
Digestive Health Alliance’s link
Check back on this site, our blog at
http://ibsimpact.wordpress.com or join IBS Impact for updates as they
Archive of Selected Evening With The Experts Educational Presentations
The Evening with the Experts was a monthly live 2-hour online chat discussion
with experts on functional gastrointestinal disorders, moderated by Dr. Olafur
Palsson and preceded by video or audio slide presentation on the topic of the