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Co-Sponsorship of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act 2009 Increases to 27 Members
Date:5/7/2009

ctor of the NIH within one year of the Act's passage.
  • Establish a National PF Advisory Board, which would make recommendations to the NIH and CDC concerning the structure and management of a PF patient registry. The goal of the registry would be to improve understanding of the cause(s) and progression of PF, improve standards of care, accelerate research, and develop new therapies sooner.
  • Establish a National Summit on PF, to foster collaboration between Federal Agencies, researchers, patients and advocates to identify new approaches to research and treat PF. The Summit would be held every three years.

  • To view the legislation in its entirety, please visit http://thomas.loc.gov/ and type in "Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act" in the search box for bills or search under bill number "H.R. 1079".

    The current status of H.R. 1079 is that it has been referred to the House Energy & Commerce Committee. To date, the following Members of Congress have agreed to co-sponsor the bill:

        Boccieri, John A. (OH-16)
        Castle, Michael N. (DE)
        Dicks, Norman (WA-6)
        Goodlatte, Bob (VA-6)
        Hall, John J. (NY-19)
        Kaptur, Marcy (OH-9)
        Latham, Tom (IA-4)
        Lofgren, Zoe (CA-16)
        McGovern, James P (MA-3)
        Moran, James P. (VA-8)
        Pascrell, Bill, Jr. (NJ-8)
        Space, Zachary T. (OH-18)
        Wolf, Frank R. (VA-10)
        Boren, Dan (OK-2)
        Deal, Nathan (GA-9)
        Gerlach, Jim (PA-6)
        Gordon, Bart (TN-6)
        Harman, Jane (CA-36)
        Kirk, Mark Stephen (IL-10)
        LaTourette, Steven C. (OH-14)
        Marshall, Jim (GA-8)
        Minnick, Walter (ID-1)
        Napolitano, Grace F. (CA-38)
        Sarbanes, John P (MD-3)
        Tierney, John F. (MA-6)
        Young, C.W. Bill (FL-10)
    
    

    The incidence and prevalence of PF has risen more than 150 percent in the past seven years.
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