Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Society Recognized by Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Speaks at Press Conference on 2009 Report about Accessability in the House of Representatives

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Members of Congress, Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, and members of the disability advocacy community at a press conference on the release of the CAO 2009 Disability Report (pdf). Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

“I want to thank the Members here today, Representatives Langevin, and Wasserman-Schultz, as well as Representatives Sensenbrenner and Upton, for their commitment to making the house a safer and more accessible place for all citizens.

“I would like to recognize our friends in the advocacy community who are with us – Mary Dolan and Nancy Starnes from the National Organization on Disabiltiy, and Shawn O’Neail from the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“I also want to acknowledge the work of Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard and Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers who have made disability access a priority and worked to implement improvements both structurally and in policy.

“And I especially want to thank Congressman Langevin for his comments, his advocacy on disability issues, and his help in passing and improving the Americans with Disabilities Act."

This is an excerpt from a press release on this event. Read more here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Phil Keoghan Joins Congressional MS Caucus on Capitol Hill

On Monday, May 4, the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus co-hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Bike Caucus to recognize Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s The Amazing Race.

Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Co-Chairs of the Congressional MS Caucus, spoke at the event about issues important to people living with MS, like the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding, the National Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease Registry Act (H.R. 1362), and comprehensive health care reform. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Thomas Petri (R-WI), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, spoke about the many lifestyle and health benefits that bicycling promotes. Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH), who is living with MS, shared remarks about the significance of this event and Phil Keoghan’s mission.

Phil has been cycling across the country to raise awareness for MS and to promote cycling for healthy living. His journey, which will conclude this Saturday, May 9 in New York City, has taken him over 3,500 miles in 40 days. Click here to learn more.