August DC Report

 

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Congress adjourned for its summer recess on August 5 and will return on September 9.  As in months past, congressional attention has largely been directed toward repeal, or at least major modification, of the Affordable Care Act. Therefore, it difficult to address other issues right now.

However, the IETF and Tom continue to speak to congressional representatives two or three times a month on research and other issues pertaining to the IETF and essential tremor.  We will continue to follow the programs and plans that result from the call for action on brain research by President Obama.

President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative in April. The initiative is a research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders. The Initiative promises to accelerate the invention of new technologies that will help researchers produce real-time pictures of complex neural circuits and visualize the rapid-fire interactions of cells that occur at the speed of thought.

Find more information on the BRAIN Initiative on the IETF’s website.

Hopefully, more will be done after the congress resumes in September.

Find past IETF DC reports here.

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