Tom Bruderle, the Washington, D.C. liaison for the International Essential Tremor Foundation, files his monthly reports about his efforts to increase ET awareness and support for ET-related legislation in Congress.
In his September report, he writes, “Through the efforts of the IETF, the number of cosponsors of the National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act of 2011 (HR 2595) has climbed to 87, up from 84 last month.”
This bipartisan bill would require federal agencies funding neurological studies to share their findings. Sharing these findings would further research among neurology studies of different conditions including ET.
To read Bruderlie’s full report for September 2012 and prior months, visit http://www.essentialtremor.org/ET-report-from-washington-dc.
For full language of the legislation, visit http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2595.IH: